Farmers Weekly - Dairy Farmer of the Year award

Published 15 July 15

FW Awards 2014AHDB Dairy offers congratulations to the three finalists for this year’s Farmers Weekly - Dairy Farmer of the Year award.

All three have shown a determination to continually evolve their businesses. Demonstrating a huge commitment to British dairy farming, something we should all be very proud of. This year’s finalists for Dairy Farmer of the Year are: 

Brian Yates, East Logan Farm, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire

Brian is a great role model for the next generation at East Logan. He has increased herd size to 276 pedigree Holsteins, invested in new housing, a biomass boiler and water recycling.

Adrian Smith, Brook House Farm, Middlewich, Cheshire

A grassland-based system enables Adrian to keep production costs low, but yielding an impressive 5,120 litres for his 202 Holstein Friesians.

Peter and Di Wastenage, Wastenage Farms, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

An NZ-style dairy and a tight-knit, well-trained team has enabled this enterprising couple to expand the business to more than 1,000 cows

The 2015 Dairy Farmer of the Year will be announced on Thursday 1 October in London. If you know someone who deserves to win the award in 2016 email Linda Kimberley with your details and the details of the person you’d like to nominate.