New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

We’re committed to supporting the dairy industry and our New Zealand farmers through the highs and lows, which is why we’re proud to sponsor the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.

Get recognised

We believe that our farmers deserve to be celebrated for their great work ethic and business sense. The awards celebrate the achievements at all levels of farming, giving the up and comers of the dairy industry the chance to get the recognition they deserve.

These awards are a great opportunity to showcase what you can do to the best in the industry. It’s time to get rewarded for your dedication and hard work.

Apply now for the 2017 awards  

These are the three categories you can enter: 

Each entrant has the chance to earn a regional or national title and substantial prizes that are up for grabs including an early bird prize draw

Visit the NZDIA website to apply and for more information. 


NZDIA winners from 2016

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards!

Dairy Trainee of the Year

Winner Nicholas Bailey, Hawkes Bay/Wairapara
Runner-Up Karl Wood, Manawatu
Third Olivia Wade, Central Plateau

Merit Awards

DairyNZ Practical Skills Award Karl Wood

Share Farmer of the Year

Winner Mark & Jaime Arnold, Hawkes Bay/Wairapa
Runner-Up Michael & Susie Woodward, Canterbury
Third Callum & Hanna Stalker, Southland/Otago

Merit Awards

DairyNZ Human Resources Award Michael & Susie Woodward
Ecolab Farm Dairy Hygiene Award Mark & Jaime Arnold
Federated Farmers Leadership Award Michael & Susie Woodward
Fonterra Farm Source Interview Award Mathew Herbert & Brad Markham
Honda Farm Safety and Health Award Michael & Susie Woodward
LIC Recording and Productivity Award Michael & Susie Woodward
Meridian Energy Farm Environment Award Callum & Hanna Stalker
Ravensdown Pasture Performance Award Mark & Jaime Arnold
Westpac Business Performance Award Mark & Jaime Arnold

Dairy Manager of the Year

Winner Thomas Chatfield, Bay of Plenty
Runner-Up Hamish Kilpatrick, Canterbury
Third Lance Graves, Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa

Merit Awards

Dairy Manager of the Year Interview Award Sam Howard
DairyNZ Employee Engagement Award Thomas Chatfield
Meridian Energy Leadership Award Renae Flett
Fonterra Farm Source Feed Management Award Hamish Kilpatrick
DeLaval Livestock Management Award Thomas Chatfield
Primary ITO Power Play Award Thomas Chatfield
Fonterra Farm Source Farm Management Award Matt Birchfield
Westpac Financial Management & Planning Award Lance Graves