Food NI member Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil from Northern Ireland has been shortlisted in this year’s prestigious British Farming Awards.
The company, based on a family farm near Limavady in county Derry, is in the running for the Diversification (Small) category in the awards.
The awards showcase diversity and a willingness to adapt regardless of farmers, farm workers, new entrants or a member of an established family business.
Broighter Gold is Northern Ireland’s award winning producer of a range of rapeseed culinary oils. The small business, which has won UK Great Taste Awards was formed by Leona Kane in 2006 as a diversification project on Broglasco Farm owned by husband Richard.
The company is a leading supplier of culinary oils to retailers including Sainsbury’s as well as top chefs throughout Ireland. Other customers include La Grand Epicerie in Paris.
The Kanes farm over 700 acres at Myroe in Co Londonderry, a farm which has been in the family for over 100 years.
Organised by AgriBriefing, parent company to Farmers Guardian, Arable Farming and Dairy Farmer, there are 14 categories in total. All recognising farming’s core sectors – arable, beef, sheep, dairy and machinery – as well as acknowledging the vast array of farm diversifications emerging as farmers add value to their businesses.
British Farming Awards aims to showcase innovation and adaptability – no matter what the size and scale of the business.
The awards will be announced at a gala event in the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham on 18th October.