Picture: MacMonagle, Killarney

A Co Kerry farmer turned entrepreneur has scooped a major prize for his latest business idea ­– pasteurising and distributing milk from his 60-strong pedigree dairy herd on Valentia Island.

Joe Daly was announced as winner of the Farmbiz 2009 awards presented by Ceann Comhairle John O'Donoghue in Killorglin at the weekend.

Also included in the photo are Johnny Porridge O'Connor, chairman of South Kerry Partnership Agricultural Committee, left; and Jerry Kennelly, right, sponsor.