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Our History

Care Chem Supplies Ltd. was established by Managing Director Joe Murphy in 1992. We specialise in Dairy Hygiene Detergents, Teat Care Supplies and General Hygiene products. Supplying Co-Ops, Agribusinesses, Distributors and Dairy Farms from our base in Kanturk Co. Cork, we are ideally located for deliveries throughout the Munster region and beyond.

Care Chem Supplies Ltd. has a strict quality control process in place, ensuring consistency in all products supplied. Our Dairy Hygiene range of products is competitively-priced and will be delivered promptly with our personal attention at all times.  

As an Irish owned family-run business, we pride ourselves on being specialists in Dairy Hygiene and Teat Care with many years’ experience in the industry. Whether it is friendly advice or a simple query or problem, we are only a phone call away. Full technical back-up is also provided whether it is related to Dairy Hygiene, Teat Care or General Hygiene products.

Why Choose Care Chem Supplies?

  • Over 40 years’ experience in the Dairy Industry
  • Irish owned family run business
  • Personal attention at all times
  • Prompt delivery across Munster and beyond!
  • Excellent customer service
  • Teat Care Specialists
  • Proud to serve the Irish dairy farming community
  • Proud to support Irish Co-Ops and Agribusinesses
  • Exceptional knowledge of Milking Equipment, Bulk Milk Tanks & Dairy Hygiene

Strict quality control at all times

Comply to the highest standards

All products are ISO 9001 approved

Full technical back-up and advice available


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About Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy, Care Chem SuppliesBorn and raised on a dairy farm in Ballydesmond Co. Cork, Joe Murphy has over 40 years’ experience in the Dairy Industry. Having trained as a Milking Machine Technician in Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy in the early 1970s, he established a Milking Machine Sales & Service Division in Ballyclough Co-Op (now Dairygold Co-Op) to cater for the ever-expanding dairy supply base throughout the Cork / Limerick / Clare area.

A keen focus on milk quality, combined with technical know-how was paramount when dealing with dairy farmers, and Joe had both in abundance. Be it improving milk quality or advising on milking equipment upgrades, he quickly established himself in the industry.

In 1978, Joe joined Packo Blackwater Ltd. (now Fullwood Packo) in Kanturk as a Sales Representative, promoting their vast range of milk cooling equipment throughout the country. In fact, Joe is still an active Sales Agent for Fullwood Packo in the Cork region today. His vast experience in dealing with dairy farmers whether it is advising on cooling or cleaning of milking equipment or dairy hygiene products, gives him a significant edge at farm level.

During the mid to late 1980s, Joe conceived an idea regarding an all-temperature liquid detergent steriliser for the automatic cleaning of milking machines and bulk milk tanks. After approaching Carbon Group Ltd with the concept, he worked closely with their Chemist and John Palmer of Teagasc, Moorepark, who was Head of Dairy Detergents Testing and Approval, and within 18 months, a new product was tested, approved and launched on the Irish Market. The new product called Avalksan, an all-temperature detergent steriliser revolutionised the application of dairy hygiene detergents and was the first universal liquid detergent for milking machines and bulk milk tank cleaning.

Joe went on to set up Care Chem Supplies Ltd in 1992 to promote and distribute Avalksan as well as a full range of dairy hygiene products to Co-Ops, Agribusinesses, Distributors and Dairy Farmers.
Whilst there are a few copies of the Avalksan product on the market today, Avalksan is the Number 1 choice by dairy farmers in Ireland. Avalksan is still to this day easy to use, and is simply the best detergent for Irish dairy farmers. With larger milking herds, larger milking machines and bulk milk tanks installed, automatic dosing of detergents became the norm which eliminated the handling of hazardous chemicals. Avalksan was way ahead in its concept and application which makes it the chosen leader in dairy hygiene today.

Care Chem Supplies is today a Limited Company and is testament to Joe’s hard work and determination through the years. Whether it is advice on milk cooling, cleaning of dairy equipment or just general dairy hygiene products, Joe Murphy will gladly assist your every requirement.

Call Joe today on 087 2598537 or email him at