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Those thinking about entering the 2017 Auckland/Hauraki Dairy Industry Awards are encouraged to do so soon, with entries closing on 30 November.

Auckland/Hauraki Regional Managers Bryce and Rosemarie Costar said entering the competitions is one of the best ways farmers can raise their profile and reputation.

‘‘The awards are an opportunity for farmers to make useful connections, get advice on their business and have some fun along the way,” said Rosemarie.

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Figured for Farmers

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Farming in New Zealand is a tough business with many challenges beyond the farmer’s control - environmental, economic, and market lead. The financial numbers however are one thing a farmer can have some degree of influence over. We know that most farmers just want to be farmers, but by owning their numbers and being in a position to make good plans and sound financial decisions, a farmer can directly influence the profitability of their business. This is where Figured can come in.

Figured is a complete cloud-based financial management software program for farmers.

Share Farmers of the Year

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A guest blog from Brad Markham and Matthew Herbert – the 2016 Auckland/Hauraki Share Farmers of the Year.

I was chatting to a mate about mating the other day when it dawned on me that we wouldn’t know each other if it wasn’t for the Dairy Industry Awards.

People enter the high-profile competition for various reasons.



2017 Auckland Hauraki Dairy Industry Awards

Online entries open on the 20th October!

Now’s the time to celebrate your successes. The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards promote and champion excellence across three categories - Share Farmer, Dairy Manager and Dairy Trainee of the Year.

Come along to the Auckland/Hauraki 2017 Dairy Industry Awards Launch to learn about the benefits of entering from past entrants.  

Farm Assistants, Managers, Equity Farmers, Sharemilkers, Contract Milkers, Farm Owners, Employers, Rural Professionals - everyone's welcome. 

Ngatea Farm Source Store - 26 October 6 30pm Start

Pukekohe Farm Source Store - 27 October 6 30pm Start

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Guest Blog - Share Farmers Of The Year

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A guest blog from Brad Markham and Mathew Herbert - The 2016 Auckland/Hauraki Share Farmers of the Year!

It’s a chilly wet June afternoon here in Taranaki and we’ve just sat down in front of a roaring fire after standing-off 380 dries for the night.

We don’t start calving for another month. The winter downtime provides an opportunity to fine-tune our targets and plans for the 2016/17 season.

If you’re considering entering the Dairy Industry Awards later this year, it’s also a perfect time to write down some goals and identify key performance indicators you want hit.

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More Pain For Dairy Farmers

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Fonterra has reduced the forecast farmgate milk price for the 2015-16 season. The Fonterra payout has dropped from $4.60 per kgMS to $4.15 per kg MS while Westland Milk and Open Country Dairy have also reduced their forecast payouts.