Wanting to Sponsor DBOY?
Warren Morritt, Managing Director
DBOY entrants are demonstrating that even when times are tough, focusing on the things they can control will lead to success. MPI applauds entrants' drive for excellence across production, environmental and people outcomes, and their commitment to sharing their information and experiences for the benefit of other farmers.
DBOY's commitment to excellence and to the industry aligns well with MPI's priorities. Despite recent prices, we see a bright future for the dairy industry.
MPI has a range of work streams that form an active growth programme, which looks at driving the size and value of all of our primary sectors. These include:
- working with top performing farmers to identify what it is that makes them so successful, with the aim of better enabling others to learn from their success;
- continuing to invest in ways to sustainably add value through the Primary Growth Partnership programme, and;
- A focus on skills and looking at specific customer and market insights, to add value to our primary industries.
Improving farm profitability and developing resilient and sustainable farming systems are two of the key drivers behind NZ CA's Gold Sponsorship of the 2018 Dairy Business of the Year. With so many of our Chartered Accounting firms located in provincial New Zealand and having dairy farm business as clients, it's a logical move for NZ CA to be involved in supporting and further developing these businesses.We're also eager to acknowledge and reinforce the value of businesses with motivated, innovative owners and managers prepared to benchmark themselves against industry leaders and challenge their current farming systems.
Alan Hay, Executive Officer
Theland produces great New Zealand Farm Fresh milk products for our customers in China selling through supermarket, TV shopping, online and Alibaba platforms. We are closely aligned with Theland Farm Group who produce the milk, support our branding and marketing and make sure the milk used to produce Theland product is the best milk on offer from happy cows, happy people, from farms with clean air, clean water and a sustainable future producing milk from free-range, pasture-based farming systems.
Sponsoring the 2018 Dairy Business of the Year represents Theland’s commitment to our customer, to New Zealand and to Theland Farm Group and the ‘triple line performance’ recognised in the Dairy Business of the Year judging criteria. Theland is proudly going to support the 2018 Supreme DBOY winner with an In Market Study Tour to Shanghai, China, alongside the winners of Theland Farm Group North and South Island Farm Manager of the Year Winners. “This brings together the ability to recognise great performance with the opportunity to learn about our customer, what it takes to create a fast growing consumer business in China and how our milk goes from our farms to households throughout our largest marketplace.”
Theland Farm Group are leveraging Theland’s sponsorship by entering all of our 25 Dairy Farms and using the analysis and farm reports as the basis of our own internal Management Awards, Manager Development programme and Farm Business planning processes. We would love to see more corporate dairy farm businesses getting involved to further grow the value of the great quality benchmarking that DBOY produces. “It’s something we all want to access and the DBOY analysis and reporting is the best example of triple line benchmarking I’ve come across.”
Justine Kidd, CEO, Theland Farm Group
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is proud to support Dairy Business of the Year and the farmers that make it the success that it is. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health provides high quality, scientifically backed products, specifically for the New Zealand market. Our local research and development team has the ability to innovate and produce unique products that are made in our factory in New Zealand. This has meant that kiwi dairy farmers have had access to world first products and innovation. The fact that dairy farmers in New Zealand readily accept, and help us progress innovation, is something that Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health are very grateful of - a good reason to sponsor DBOY, we think, and give something back to the farmers who support and encourage us to achieve more as they keep pushing their boundaries.
Dr Abi Chase, Technical Product Manager
William Yates, Managing Director
CRV Ambreed, a herd improvement genetics company, is delighted to join the team at Dairy Business of the Year. Our industry, the NZ Dairy industry, is a significant contributor to our communities, and we are very keen to assist with celebrating the many excellent farming practices that are happening across the country. We absolutely love farming, and our vision is to be a leading customer focused business, fully committed to adding value for farmers. We see supporting the DBOY as a key way to encourage farmers to look at their businesses, and reflect on what a fantastic job they are doing!
Matt Macfie, Sales & Marketing Manager
For our 159 years in business, NZI has been quietly helping dairy farmers restore homes, farms and livelihoods. Like our farmers we have a big stake in Dairy - from providing cover for the major storms and seismic events that stop farms’ milk and income, to liabilities from product and environmental contamination.
NZI is committed to help Kiwi farms remain sustainable and profitable. Our team of rural insurance specialists across the country are knowledgeable and passionate about farming. We encourage good farm practice and celebrate awards that recognise it.
Recent events reinforce the importance of having an insurer with the expertise and scale needed following major events. NZI is backed by IAG New Zealand, and as the largest insurance group in New Zealand, it offers the security to support families and farming businesses through the worst of times.
NZI is delighted to support the Dairy Business of the Year Awards.
Jon Watson, National Manager - Rural
JobDone believes ”success on farms begins with your people” as it is people that on a daily basis observe their environment and make decisions on the future actions required for the business to be successful. People are equiped to make better decisions with the sharing of knowledge and there is no better forum than DBOY to share experiences and information for the benefit of dairy farmers.
We provide smart applications that encourage participation from all people on farm to contribute to the success of the business. Our platform enables continual improvement in people, process and the environment they work in. Farmers can allow trusted advisors access to JobDone in order to review realtime operations or historic data which can be of significant value to the Consultant/Farmer relationship.
The expert analysis and benchmarking performed by DBOY is unparalleled and we are proud to be a supporter of this valuable initiative.
Simon Gillson, General Manager
The Dairy Exporter magazine is New Zealand's oldest dairy farming title, with a proud history of helping dairy farmers Learn, Grow and Excel for the past 94 years. The magazine is delivered each month into 4000 subscribers letterboxes, and we at NZ Farm Life Media pride ourselves on delivering the latest 'inside the farmgate' information, best practice and profitable farming strategies, through on-farm case studies, expert commentary and the latest science and technology to add to farmers' bottom line. We drill down into the detail of NZ's top-performing dairy farmers, helping farmers learn from each other. Hence our proud sponsorship of the Dairy Business of the Year contest where benchmarking identifies profitability, resilience and sustainability to define dairy excellence. The benchmarking also drives continual improvement, benchmarking farm businesses with each other and with themselves between years, and The Dairy Exporter magazine is the title to drill down into the detail and transfer that best practice to other farmers.
Jackie Harrigan, Editor
The team at Dairy Farmer are great supporters of Dairy Business of the Year because we recognise the huge value in this benchmarking initiative. We encourage all dairy farmers to take the opportunity! Our magazine is delivered free to every letterbox on every dairy farm, so we can share each winner's success with every dairy farmer in New Zealand. You can also read the DBOY stories on New Zealand's biggest farming news site: farmersweekly.co.nz.
Dean Williamson, Publisher
David Densley, Consulting Manager
Lee Astridge, Principal Consultant
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Neil Prior, Marketing Manager