Tom Paul Keane and his father, John, in Kielduff, Tralee, Kerry. Tom Paul and John have been announced as finalists for this years ‘Oscars of the Dairy World ‘ , the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards .12 farming families, from eight counties, representing 12 dairy co-ops nationwide, have reached the finals of the 2021 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. The awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Dairy World’ recognise, and celebrate, the highest standards of excellence in dairy farming with a focus on milk quality, animal welfare and sustainable farming practices.The Keanes were nominated by Lee Strand Dairy Co-op .The overall winner will be announced at the special outdoor awards ceremony at Moorepark Dairy Open Day on September 15th. The theme of this year’s event centres around ‘Irish Dairying: Delivering Sustainably’ and offers an ideal platform to celebrate farms that are industry leaders in sustainable food production.