Cressy business Rosemount Agriculture Pty Ltd has been named winner of the 2021 ANZ Dairy Business of the Year award, at the Tasmanian Dairy Awards dinner following the Tasmanian Dairy Conference in Devonport.
Rosemount Agriculture Pty Ltd is an equity partnership between Rob and Jo Bradley and James and Sophie Greenacre and managed by James Greenacre.
The Tasmanian Dairy Business of the Year Award is awarded to the business that records the highest number of points in the judging process, with benchmarking data considering financial performance, management, pasture, herd size and environment.
“It was really exciting to see the focus each of the finalists had on pasture management with each business regularly measuring their pasture and using that data to help make decisions on their farm, which has been one of the key drivers of their strong financial performance,” TIA Dairy Extension Team Leader and award judge, Lesley Irvine said.
Executive Officer of DairyTas Jonathan Price said it was heartening to see such high performance in the industry, despite recent challenges.
“It has been fantastic to recognise those businesses and individuals throughout the industry that have performed across these key areas in 2021,” he said.
“Despite the challenges of Covid-19, the Tasmanian Dairy Industry has continued to perform well with record milk production and increased business confidence”.
Six other award winners were also announced:
- 2021 Fonterra Share Dairy Farmer Award – Jeffrey Gijsbers & Monique Mulder
- 2021 Cadbury Young Farmer Encouragement Award – Rory Wellwood
- 2021 Rex James Stockfeed Dairy Farm Safety Award – Luke and Tammy Tuxworth
- 2021 Aurora Energy Dairy Farm Employer of Choice Award – Clovelly Tasmania Pty Ltd
- 2021 Fonterra Dairy Employee of the Year Award – Michael Thomas
- 2021 Veolia Dairy Farm Environmental Award – Norm, Lesley & Rob Frampton
The Dairy Business of the Year Award is supported by funding through the Dairy HIGH project, which is a partnership between Dairy Australia and TIA.
A field day will be held at Rosemount Agriculture Pty Ltd, Cressy, on the 31 March 2021.
TIA is a joint venture of the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government.