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Up for a Challenge in 2023?

The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards attracts farmers from across the country, working in all levels of the dairy industry. Our three award categories give entrants the chance to challenge themselves, earn a regional or national title and to share in substantial regional and national prize pools.

The 2022 Awards programme has finished, but if you'd like to register your interest Here we'll contact you when the 2023 entries open.

Benefits of Entering

Previous winners say the benefits to their career and business from entering are worth the effort and time.

“Don’t think too hard about entering, just do it! At worst, you get great networking opportunities and helpful feedback. I found the whole Awards experience quite honestly exceptional! I made lifelong friends and achieved things I never thought I could" - Ruth Connolly 2021 New Zealand & Waikato Dairy Trainee of the Year.

"The journey has opened doors for me to meet people in the industry who are knowledgeable and capable of guiding me in career progression through their mentorship" - Christopher Vila, 2021 New Zealand & Waikato Dairy Manager of the Year.

"Entering the Awards programme has created an excellent network within the industry and we received valuable feedback from judges." - Manoj Kumar & Sumit Kamboj, 2021 New Zealand & Hawkes Bay / Wairarapa Share Farmers of the Year.

2022 National Winners Announced

Congratulations to our National winners.

Will Green - Share Farmer of the Year, Jaspal Singh - Dairy Manager of the Year and Peter O'Connor - Dairy Trainee of the Year.

Check out all the Results and Field Day Information, plus photos in our Gallery

2022 National winners 2022 Dairy Trainee of the Year Peter OConnor 2022 Share Farmer of the Year Will Green 2022 Dairy Manager of the Year Jaspal Singh. All Canterbury North Otago small

L to R: Peter O'Connor, Will Green, Jaspal Singh


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Why enter the Dairy Industry Awards?


Through the awards programme, entrants learning and development is accelerated. It is a place to challenge yourself, raise the bar and climb that career ladder. 

Stand out 

Showcase your skills - stand out from the herd! Take your passion and drive, and turn it into something that sets you apart.   

Be rewarded

Improve your career prospects and upgrade your business skills. Be rewarded for your hard work with prize money, recognition and industry exposure. 

How to enter