Bernard and Mary Stan­ley - a great team

Mid Louth Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A great story from 1972 and it showed the tal­ents of Bal­ly­makenny man Bernard Stan­ley.

The farmer won the Pre­mier Dairies Qual­ity Milk Award.

Mr. Stan­ley achieved a to­tal of 1,088 marks out of a pos­si­ble 1,200 awarded fol­low­ing lab­o­ra­tory tests on sam­ples taken from the milk sup­ply from his farm at Gal­roos­t­own.

The award scheme was marked on all milk sup­plied to Pre­mier Dairies over 300 gal­lons monthly. The com­pe­ti­tion had a £585 prize fund.

Bernard had a 100 acre farm and was dairy­ing for twenty-seven years, milk­ing 30 friesians which were looked af­ter by him­self and his son, Bren­dan.

Sec­ond prize win­ner was Mr. Ed­ward Walsh, Der­rycamma, Castle­belling­ham, Co. Louth, who had a 60 acre farm with 13 cows and was awarded 1,076 points in the prize scheme.

Mr. Vic­tor Craigie the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Pre­mier Dairies pre­sented the prizes at the air­port ho­tel.

And I have to men­tion that be­hind ev­ery suc­cess­ful man, stood a good or clever woman. When Bernard ac­cepted his award, his wife, Mrs. Mary Stan­ley, mem­ber of the Sand­pit Guild I.C.A. was praised for her con­tri­bu­tion to the winning of the tro­phy.

“This is the first time the tro­phy has ever been across the Boyne”, said the proud Mr. Stan­ley.

My thanks for the in­for­ma­tion on Bernard and Mary and great to re­call the peo­ple that made a dif­fer­ence to the area, now some 46 years ago.

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