Waikato Dairy In­dus­try award win­ners named

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The win­ners of the Waikato Dairy In­dus­try 2012 Awards are: Waikato Sharemilker/eq­uity Farm­ers of the Year, Barry and Nicky Mctam­ney; Waikato Farm Man­ager of the Year, Thomas White; and Waikato Dairy Trainee of the Year, Mark Ja­cobs.

The Mc­tam­neys are 50 per cent sharemilk­ing 275 cows on a 82ha farm near Otoro­hanga.

In June, they will be­come eq­uity part­ners and man­agers of a 500-cow farm at Mai­hihi, which they plan to pur­chase out­right within 10 years.

Mr White, is con­tract milk­ing 390 cows for his par­ents, Philip and Ma­ree White, on their 112ha Pu­taruru farm. Mr White said strengths of his sit­u­a­tion in­cluded farm­ing on a good farm, in a good com­mu­nity and work­ing to­gether as a fam­ily. Mr Ja­cobs is herd man­ager on a 400-cow farm at Cam­bridge. He is study­ing with AGITO to im­prove his skills.

All three win­ners now com­pete for the na­tional ti­tles in their cat­e­gories in Auck­land on May 12.

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