2019 SOUTHLAND BALLANCE FARM AWARDS
In April, Kepler Farm in Te Anau was announced the Regional Supreme Award winner of the Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Managed by Travis Leslie and Catriona Cunningham, Kepler Farm also took home four other category awards:
- Ballance Agri-Nutrients Soil Management Award
- Massey University Innovation Award
- Predator Free NZ Trust Predator Free Farm Award
- Environment Southland Water Quality and Biodiversity Award
In the past two years, more than 10,000 trees, plants and shrubs have been planted in riparian zones and as shelter for stock. Judges said, Kepler Farm has an impressive Farm Environment Plan and commended all the work done to date, and plans for the future, for the biodiversity of the farm. The judges also praised the team on their high awareness of environmental issues.
Following the regional awards, Kepler Farm hosted a public fielday with more than a hundred locals visiting the farm. Travis and the team also attended the National Sustainability Showcase with all Regional Supreme winners.
Big congratulations to Travis, Cat and the team at Kepler!
2019 SILVER FERN FARMS PASTURE TO PLATE AWARDS
In July, three of our farms took out awards in the 2019 Silver Fern Pasture to Plate Awards. The annual awards celebrate the best lamb, beef, venison and dairy stock suppliers who consistently supply quality stock.
Congratulations to the farm teams on their success!