Tipperary farmers win national food award for their chicken bone broth

Tipperary farmers win national food award for their chicken bone broth

Kylie Magner with her broth and award

Tipperary farmers Kylie and Billy Magner have returned from the National Irish Food Awards, Blas na hEIreann with a “Chef’s Choice Award” for their Magner’s Farm Chicken Bone Broth.

Less than twelve months in business, Kylie and Billy, who farm near Moyglass outside Fethard, were delighted to be awarded with this accolade which saw over 2,500 entries from all over Ireland.

“We were very excited to have made it through to the finals at Blas as the competition is extremely tough. Then to hear our product called out at the Awards Ceremony was almost surreal”, explained Kylie.

“The chickens we use in our broth are all grown out on pasture here on the farm in Moyglass and many of our ingredients come from other producers at our local Farmers Market in Cahir which makes our win even more rewarding. 

“We started out producing eggs and then on to chickens at the suggestion of our customers. The broth just followed after that. Broth making is one of those rituals which have been around for centuries and we are continuing that tradition by using a chicken which has had a very organic and truly free range life.”

The Blas na hEireann Awards are the biggest competition for quality Irish produce and the biggest blind tasting in Ireland. The Awards were developed by Blas na hEireann with the Food Science Department of the UCC and are widely recognised as an international industry standard.

Blind tasting means that all packaging and identifying features are removed from products before being presented for judging. This creates a level playing field for products from both large and small producers. 

 

Magners Farm is home to Kylie and Billy Magner and their four children Matilda, Tadhg, Imogen and Finn.

​Magners Farm was established by Kylie and Billy in 2017 after they returned from a 7 year stay in Australia.

Kylie is a full time farmer who grew up on a mixed farming enterprise in the Central West of New South Wales. After studying for a Bachelor of Business in Agricultural Commerce at Sydney University, Kylie undertook work in various marketing and equestrian roles from Sydney to Japan before landing in Fethard where she met her future husband Billy.​

The Magners are now pursuing a life long dream of returning to farming to grow ethical and innovative produce.