Dairy awards back in 2020

By Dairy News

WestVic Dairy’s prestigious Great South West Dairy Awards will return in 2020 with a gala evening acknowledging and celebrating those achieving great things in the dairy industry.

Applications are now open for the following seven categories:

  • Dairy Farm Business Management Award
  • Young Dairy Leader Award
  • Service Provider Award
  • Natural Resource Sustainability
    Management Award
  • Employee Award
  • Western Victorian Dairy Industry Honour Board
  • Farm Photo Award

WestVic Dairy regional manager Lindsay Ferguson is looking forward to applicants stepping forward.

“Farmers and others working in the dairy industry can be reluctant to put themselves forward for this kind of recognition — often not considering what they are doing to be anything special. However, we strongly encourage people to consider applying, as an industry we should be celebrating our achievements and be proud of the work we do.” Mr Ferguson said.

The Dairy Farm Business Management Award will become the premier award of the evening, combining three previous categories Farm Business Manager Award, Employer Award and Share Farmer Award.

Farmers and industry service providers are encouraged to prompt suitable applicants to apply or apply themselves.

Application forms are available at or contact WestVic Dairy office on 5557 1000.

Winners will be announced at a gala evening held at the Wannon Function Centre, Warrnambool on Wednesday, March 25.

Tickets will go on sale early in the new year.