Rotorua dairy farmers win big at Central Plateau Dairy Industry Awards

Local dairy farmers will be cheering this morning after taking out top awards at the Central Plateau Dairy Industry Awards.

First-time entrants David Noble and Katy Jones, who sharemilk at a property in Horohoro, took out the 2020 Central Plateau Share Farmer of the Year award at last night’s annual awards ceremony at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua.

The couple 50/50 sharemilk 275 cows on Andrew and Hazel Kusabs’ 94ha property and won $15,180 in prizes and two merit awards.

They entered the awards to learn more about the dairy business, as well as networking with like-minded farmers

The couple said dairy farming was all they had ever wanted to do. “It’s all that I know,” Noble said.

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Written by NZ Herald, photo supplied by Rotorua Daily Post