2017 Great South West Dairy Awards

The Awards Ceremony

The 2017 Great South West Dairy Awards will be held on 17th May at Deakin University Warrnambool. The event will commence at 6:15pm with drinks and canapes followed by a three course meal and the awards ceremony.  

About the Awards

Over the past twelve years the Great South West Dairy Awards have become a regular event in the dairy industry calendar. The Awards set out to recognise and reward the skill, dedication, leadership, ingenuity and environmental responsibility of our farming community in south west Victoria.

The Awards in 2017 recognise dairy farmers in the south west via nominations in the following categories:

Gardiner Dairy Foundation Farm Business Manager of the Year (Runner-up sponsored by GreenCon)
Dairy Australia Employer of the Year (Runner-up sponsored by GreenCon)
Murray Goulburn Employee of the Year (Runner-up sponsored by GreenCon)
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Young Farm Leader (Runner up sponsored by Fonterra) 
Cowbank Share Farmer of the Year
Colac, Wannon and Corangamite UDV Branches Natural Resource and Sustainability Manager of the Year
• Dairy Farm Photo
• Dairy Industry Honour Board

and aim to:

• Reward the region’s farmers for high performance with substantial prizes
• Publicise the industry’s achievements and the benefits of using high performance
• Improve the image of the dairy industry in south west Victoria

Why Enter the Awards?

• Attract and retain staff
• Promote the dairy industry
• Add credibility to the business and the industry
• Personal development
• Business development

For more information please contact WestVic Dairy on (03) 5557 1000 or email awards@westvicdairy.com.au

The Great South West Dairy Awards 2016 were proudly supported by:

2016 Great South West Dairy Awards  

 

Winners Announced! 

The winners of the 2016 Great South West Dairy Awards are as follows: 

Murray Goulburn Employee of the Year-  Jamie Corbo

Gardiner Dairy Foundation Employer of the Year- Brendan Rea

Dairy Australia Farm Business Manager- Tania and Stephen Luckin

Westpac Agribusiness Banking Young Farm Leader- Simon Gleeson

Cowbank Share Farmer-  Shaun and Kelly Beard

Natural Resource and Sustainabilty Manager- Bryan and Joanne Dickson

Farm Photo of the Year- Sean Lenehan

The Awards Ceremony

The 2016 Great South West Dairy Awards were presented during a gala evening at Deakin University's Warrnambool Campus on Thursday May 19. The event will commence at 6:30 with drinks and canapes followed by a three course meal and the awards ceremony.  

About the Awards

Over the past ten years the Great South West Dairy Awards have become a regular event in the dairy industry calendar. The Awards set out to recognise and reward the skill, dedication, leadership, ingenuity and environmental responsibility of our farming community in south west Victoria.

The Awards in 2016 recognise dairy farmers in the south west via nominations in the following categories:

Gardiner Dairy Foundation Employer of the Year
Dairy Australia Farm Business Manager of the Year
Murray Goulburn Employee of the Year
Westpac Agribusiness Banking Young Farm Leader
Cowbank Share Farmer of the Year
• Natural Resource and Sustainability Manager
• Dairy Farm Photo
• Dairy Industry Honour Board

and aim to:

• Reward the region’s farmers for high performance with substantial prizes
• Publicise the industry’s achievements and the benefits of using high performance
• Improve the image of the dairy industry in south west Victoria

Why Enter the Awards?

• Attract and retain staff
• Promote the dairy industry
• Add credibility to the business and the industry
• Personal development
• Business development

For more information please contact WestVic Dairy on (03) 5557 1000 or email awards@westvicdairy.com.au

The Great South West Dairy Awards 2016 were proudly supported by:


2015 Great South West Dairy Awards

ABOUT THE AWARDS    

Over the past nine years the Great South West Dairy Awards have become a regular event in the dairy industry calendar.  The Awards set out to recognise and reward the skill, dedication, leadership, ingenuity and environmental responsibility of our farming community in south west Victoria.

The Awards in 2015 recognise dairy farmers in the south west via nominations in the following categories:

  •  Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation Employer of the Year (Nomination Form

  •  Dairy Australia Farm Business Manager (Nomination Form

  •  Employee of the Year sponsored by Devondale Murray Goulburn (Nomination Form

  •  Young Farm Leader sponsored by Moyne Shire (Nomination Form)

  •  Glenelg Hopkins and Corangamite Catchment Management Authorities’ Natural Resource and Sustainability   Manager (Nomination Form

  •  Dairy Farm Photo – sponsor to be announced (Nomation Form)

  •  Western Victorian Dairy Industry Honour Board (NominationForm

and aim to:

  • Reward the region’s farmers for high performance with substantial prizes

  • Publicise the industry’s achievements and the benefits of using high performance; and

  • Improve the image of the dairy industry in south west Victoria

Nominations are now open until 13 March 2015. For more information please contact WestVic Dairy on (03) 5557 1000 or email awards@westvicdairy.com.au.


The winners were announced at a special gala night on Friday 16 May, 2014 at the Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool.

In 2014 the winners were:

  • Dairy Australia Farm Business Manager of the Year
    David & Rebecca Conheady (Noorat)    
    Runner up Con & Michelle Glennen (Noorat)

  • Devondale Murray Goulburn Employee of the Year
    Con Glennen
    Runner up Matt Howe

  • Moyne Shire Young Farm Leader of the Year
    David Conheady    
    Runner up Michael Hawker

  • Glenelg Hopkins and Corangamite Catchment Authorities Natural Resource, Sustainability Manager Award
    Andrew & Linda Whiting        
    Runner up Tim & Sally McGlade

  • Geoffrey Gardiner Foundation Best Farm Photo Competition
    " Cow on the Sunset" by Megan Kelly        
    Runner up " This here is my mate" by Liza Fahey

  • Honor Board Inductees
    Shirley Harlock    
    Anne Adams    
    In recognition of your outstanding contribution to the Dairy Industry in western Victoria

  • Improved Farm Performance - adoption of practice change                
    Julian & Dianne Benson        
    In recognition of your passion to improve, grow  and promote the Dairy Industry in western Victoria

For more information on the Great South West Dairy Awards please contact Project Manager Barb Collins on (03) 5557 1000.

The Great South West Dairy Awards is proudly supported by:

            

          

     

       

      

   


Past Awards Photo Gallery

Click HERE to view the photo gallery from the 2013 Great South West Dairy Awards
Click
HERE to view the photo gallery from the 2012 Great South West Dairy Awards
Click HERE to view past and current press releases for the Great South West Dairy Awards