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SEVENTY eight entries have
been received for the 2010
BNZ Partners Dairy Business
of the Year awards to be held in
Hamilton on May 25.
Event organiser Leanne Gifford
said entries were up 16 per cent up
on last year with Waikato once again the strongest region repre-
Ms Gifford said "Focusing on the future - learning from the
past" was the theme of the programme to be held at Novotel
Speakers include Doug Steel, BNZ Agribusiness Economist
covering "The global economic environment; lessons from the
past and predictions for the future".
Keith Woodward, Professor of Farm Business and
University, will speak about
"New Zealand -- investing on
and off farm; where to utilise
scarce capital", followed by
David Beca, Intelact & Red
Sky Agricultural, "To hell in a
hand basket or happy days are
The afternoon line-up
includes Dr Richard Rawnsley,
agronomist, Tasmanian Institute
of Agricultural Research and his
topic, "Pasture is the key; tac-
tics and tools to increase har-
vest available now and in the
future" and Colin Holmes,
Emeritus Professor of Dairy
Production Systems, Massey
University, "Striking the right balance; lifting productivity while
maintaining a low cost of production".
The 2010 BNZ Partners Dairy Business of the Year Awards
will follow the seminar in the evening with well-known radio
sports commentator Phil Gifford, MC for the night.
The following day all finalists will have the opportunity to
attend the two-day finalist retreat at the Hillside Hotel facilitated
by David Beca.
Judging took place in Palmerston North on Friday April 23 by
Dr Woodford, Dr Holmes, and Hayden Dillon, BNZ Senior
Partner assisted by Mr Beca.
THE FINALISTS -- Judged on 2008/09 season
• Campbell and Mary Affleck from Tapanui milked 540 cows
on223 effective hectares, achieving 208,184kgMS (386
kgMS/cow, 934kgMS/ha). Otago/Southland - Low input category
and were finalists last year.
• Gijsbert, Aaltje and Simon Broekhuizen from Balclutha
milked 540 cows on 231 effective hectares, achieving
181,488kgMS (336kgMS/cow, 786kgMS/ha). Otago/Southland -
Low input category.
• Tony and Dianne Capes from Eketahuna milked 450 cows on
160 effective hectares plus 206ha support achieving
211,893kgMS (471kgMS/cow, 1,324kgMS/ha).
Manawatu/Wairarapa -- Medium input category.
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draw 78 entries
Professor Keith Woodward
will be speaking on investing
on and off the farm in New
2010 BNZ Partners Dairy
Business of the Year
Seminar & Awards
Tuesday 25th May 2010 12:30-4:40pm
Novotel Tainui, Hamilton
"Focusing on the Future --
Learning from the Past"
"Pasture is the Key; Tactics and Tools to Increase
Harvest Available Now and in the Future" - Dr.
Richard Rawnsley, Agronomist, Tasmanian Institute of
"The Global Economic Environment; Lessons from
the Past and Predictions for the Future" - Doug Steel,
BNZ Agribusiness Economist
"NZ Dairy-Investing On and Off the Farm; Where to
Utilise Scarce Capital" - Prof. Keith Woodford,
Professor of Farm Management and Agribusiness,
"Striking the Right Balance; Lifting Productivity
while Maintaining a Low Cost of Production" - Colin
Holmes, Emeritus Professor of Dairy Production
Systems, Massey University
"To Hell in a Hand Basket or Happy Days are Here
Again" - David Beca, Intelact & Red Sky Agricultural
Novotel Tainui, Hamilton
Come and see what New Zealand's top dairy businesses
look like, and see who will represent New Zealand at
the 3rd Trans-Tasman Dairy Business Challenge
MC for the night is Phil Gifford, well known radio
sports commentator, and creator of satirical rugby
character Loosehead Len.
Great meal in wonderful surroundings and
celebrate the best in NZ dairy.
Seminar: Singles: $75; Couples: $140
Awards Dinner: Singles: $80; Couples: $150
Seminar & Awards: Singles: $145; Couples: $280
All prices plus GST
For more details go to
or call Leanne Gifford on 0508-733 759
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