Marlborough Sheep & Beef Farmer of The Year



Registration for the 2021 Competition Winners Field Day - The Dawkins Family

About the Competition:

The Marlborough Sheep and Beef Farmer of the Year competition was established in 2016  with the aim of the competition being to promote profitable sheep and beef farming by identifying efficient and innovative farms with sustainable systems in the Marlborough Province. To highlight these attributes a public field day will be held on the winner’s property.


The competition is open to any farmer, (lessee or owner), or farm manager in the Marlborough Province (Marlborough and Kaikoura District Council areas), whose:
• Gross Farm Income (GFI) is mainly from sheep and cattle
• Operation consists of a minimum of 2500 stock units

Previous entrants of this competition are eligible. Previous winners of the competition are eligible to re-enter after a stand down period of 6 years (5 competitions). Anyone unsure whether they qualify for entry should ask a member of the organising committee.

The Current Commitee:

Simon Harvey, Chairman (Judge)

Chris Dawkins, Inaugural competition winner

Fraser Avery, Inaugural competition winner

Richard Gorman, Sponsorship Management

Peter Anderson, Stock Care, (Judge)

Lachie Grant, LandVision, (Judge)

Greg Sheppard, Sheppard Agriculture Ltd, (Judge)

Richard Borrell, Westpac, Naming Rights Sponsors representative, (Judge)

Jeremy Oswald, Osgro Seed Services, Naming Rights Sponsors representative