6 Apr 2016

Canterbury/North Otago Share Farmer of the Year announced

3:36 pm on 6 April 2016

Michael and Susie Woodward have won the Share Farmer of the Year competition at the Canterbury dairy industry awards this week.

Michael and Susie Woodward

Michael and Susie Woodward Photo: Supplied

The couple are 50 percent sharemilking a thousand cows in Dunsandle and walked away from the awards with more than $17,000 in prizes.

First time competitor Hamish Kilpatrick took home the Dairy Manager of the Year award and nearly $10,000 in prizes.

The 23-year-old is managing 370 cows in Culverden and in the coming season is progressing up to contract milking.

Mr Kilpatrick says he is passionate about operating a low cost, low input, high production farming system and wants to focus on pasture management.