Farm Business Cream Awards

Published 21 June 13

Have you thought about applying for the Farm Business Cream Awards Forage Manager of the Year?

The award, sponsored by Volac, is looking for an individual who knows how to get the best from home-grown forages, from growing, preserving and storing, through to feeding to maximise production and health of dairy cows.

The winner will demonstrate excellent standards of herd health and productivity together with efficient and sustainable management of forage on their dairy operation. The deadline for entries is 5 July and for more information click here.

DairyCo is sponsoring the following Farm Business Cream Awards:  

Production Efficiency Farm Award

The judges are looking for a farm with a high level of production and cost efficiency. The above average all round performance should be demonstrated by records of good physical performance and excellent financial results represented by year on year low production costs.

Health & Welfare Award

For this award, judges are looking for a business that demonstrates proactive health and welfare management of the herd. A business where the Herd Health Plan is integrated into the daily management of the farm, as will the use of records and any other health initiatives undertaken.

The farm will be able to demonstrate a team/inclusive approach by all those involved in the care of the herd, such as standard protocols for routine tasks and regular team meetings.

For more info please see http://www.farmbusiness.cc/pdf/Cream_Awards_Brochure.pdf