Final Dairy Award Winners Announced
The final week of the online Great South West Dairy Awards has seen Matt and Alli Reid announced as winners of the prestigious Dairy Farm Business Management Award, with Phillip Harris and Christopher O’Keefe inducted on to the Western Victorian Dairy Industry Honour Board.
The Reid’s moved to their Carlisle River farm in 2003 and have since built the business up to 650ha, milking 700 Holstein and crossbred cows.
The judges were particularly impressed with Mr and Mrs Reid’s vision to be an ‘employer of choice’ and their focus on creating a workplace culture that ‘allows people to be who they want to be’, along with their sustainable business system centred on the three pillars of Planet, People and Profit.
“Winning this award is less about the recognition from our peers or the wider community and more about reward for our team, for them to know we are doing our best not only in business management but people and safety management too" Mrs Reid said: