2020 EVENTS

Thurs 5 November - Lower North Island - Hopkins Farming Group, Waihora - Shawn Southee

1591 State Highway 56, Palmerston North - S/N 45595
Best Lower North Island Farm Performance Award.  A very good return on capital at 5.3% which came from doing 404 MS/cow and a creditable $4.50 kg/MS Cost of Production.  Their Human Management was excellent and shows good financial results can be achieved while looking after the staff.

Tues 10 November - Northland - Imeson Country Ltd - Greg & Janelle Imeson

12 Brewer Road, Whangarei - S/N 13512
NZ Runner Up, Best Northland Farm Performance, High Input Farm with Best Financials. Exceptional Return on Total Assets at 7.1%, this is based on very low operating expenses/ha and helped by their relatively low asset value/ha.  Very low Cost of Production at $4.14 kg/MS and highest total profit score of all finalists.  Top 5% for Environment, which is a real passion of the Imesons.

Wed 18 November - Canterbury - River Terrace Dairy Ltd - Brent & Rebecca Miller

908 Withells Road, Ashburton - S/N 39616
A top performer and last year's NZ Joint Runner Up farm, River Terrace Dairy has once again produced exceptional results.  Best Canterbury Farm Performance, Best People Leadership Award (for the second year in a row), Business Resilience Award (achieving lowest Cost of Production at $3.93 kg/MS) and Medium Input Farm with the Best Financials.  Please join us to take a deeper look into this incredible farming business.

Tues 24 November - Waikato - McCullough Farm Partnership Ltd - Richard & Nadine McCullough

100 Kentucky Road, Cambridge - S/N OCD 075
NZ Supreme Winner Dairy Business of the Year, Best Waikato Farm Performance, Lowest Environmental Impact.  Last year's Joint Runner Up, the McCulloughs have proved consistency is key and managed to buffer the drop in payout by maintaining a Return on Total Assets of over 6%.  They had an impressive cost control with COP of $4.13 kg/MS, were top 10% for HR and achieved the highest score in enviro taking out the Lowest Environmental Impact Award for the second year running. Register now to attend what will be an informative and interactive field day.

2019 PAST EVENTS

Thurs 31 October - Manawatu - Hopkins Farming Group, Waihora - Shawn Southee

1591 State Highway 56, Palmerston North - S/N 45595
Best Lower North Island Farm Performance Award.  Clearly, a tough grass-growing season with pasture harvested of 9.8 tDM/ha, but a cost of production at $4.37/MS meant Waihora Farm was able to achieve a very respectable Return on Capital of 5.6%.  This, combined with a strong HR performance, saw them take out this award.

Tues 5 November - Canterbury - River Terrace Dairy Ltd - Brent & Rebecca Miller

908 Withells Road, Ashburton - S/N 39616
This exceptional farming business took out the joint Runner Up, Best Canterbury Farm Performance, People Performance & Leadership and Business Resilience Awards. They were also a Finalist in the Environmental Impact Awards.  Lowest Cost of Production of all finalists at $3.84/kgMS, Return on Capital 7.5% and Operating Profit Margin 42.4%.

Tues 12 November - BOP/Cental Plateau - Hanze Farms Ltd - Scott & Larissa Anderson

322 Rehi Road, Rotorua - S/N 78634
Best Central Plateau/BOP Farm Performance Award.  This region had the greatest number of finalists so was a tough region to win.  Achieving over 500 kgMS/cow at a Cost of Production below $4.00 saw Hanze Farms Ltd have a Return on Capital of 8.50%.  Come along and hear more about this great farming business.

Thurs 14 November - Waikato - McCullough Farm Partnership Ltd - Richard & Nadine McCullough

100 Kentucky Road, Cambridge - S/N OCD 075
Joint Runner Up, Lowest Environmental Impact Award and Best Waikato Farm Performance Winners, McCullough Farm Partnership achieved great results with low N use, effluent spread on 66% of farm, low N leaching (25 kgN/ha/yr), Cost of Production per kgMS of $3.95 and Operating Profit Margin of 44.0%

Tues 19 November - Northland - Okaihau Pastoral Holdings Limited

910 State Highway 1, Okaihau - S/N 10704
2019 Dairy Business of the Year, High Input Farm with Best Financials and Best Northland Farm Performance - Okaihau Pastoral Holdings Ltd were thoroughly-deserving winners of this year's Supreme Award.  Impressive metrics with highest milksolids per cow production at 538 MS/cow, Cost of Production $4.01 per MS, Enviro Award Finalists and Return on Capital of 11.3% being 30% greater than the second highest ROC.  An on-farm event not to be missed.

 

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