5 April 2018
Harper alumnus, Will Green, has won Dairy Manager of the Year in the Canterbury-North Otago Dairy Industry Awards.
The major winners in the 2018 Canterbury-North Otago Dairy Industry Awards are relatively new to the dairy industry and believe their success is due to their full involvement in their business.
William Green was the farm manager on a 240ha, 830-cow farm at Fairlie, New Zealand.
"The awards process has enabled me to benchmark myself against the best in the industry," he said Green held a degree in agriculture from Harper Adams University and believed pasture utilization was a strength of his business.
"We walk weekly as a whole team and focus on consistent 1500 residuals," he said. "We stick to a strict feed budget and rotation length planner in the spring and autumn." Green aimed to continue to progress through the dairy industry with farm ownership the ultimate goal. "Dairy farming is a great tool to build capital to make your dreams come true."