The 2014 Cream Awards ceremony on Thursday evening was a glittering success, recognising the best in the industry in the presence of an audience of top industry figures.
NFU President Meurig Raymond, who was a member of the judging panel, congratulated the winners, while food industry marketing guru Hamish Renton was the keynote speaker at the event, held at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham.
“The Cream Awards have really built on their position as the benchmark Dairy Industry Awards,” says organiser Caroline Whibley. “For this, the second year of the awards, the entries were once again fantastic and the winning line up is hugely impressive.”
“I’d like to thank everyone who entered for helping us to keep the standard so high, the judges for their hard work and the speakers keeping us so well entertained and informed,” she says. “It was a superb evening, well worthy of the industry’s very best.”
The winning line up for 2014
THE CREAM AWARD sponsored by Merial EPRINEX
Winner – Mole Valley Farmers
Highly Commended – Wyke Farms
THE FOOD CHAIN MARKETING AWARD sponsored by NSF Agriculture
Winner- Feeling Upbeat.
Highly Commended – Nantwich Cheese
THE HIGH FEED EFFICIENCY AWARD sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers
Winner- BM Coombes & Son of New Grove Farm
Highly Commended – Poyerston Lodge
HIGH TECH FARM AWARD sponsored by JCB Agriculture
Winner- JF Gibson & Son, Hunter’s Hill Farm
Highly Commended – Rowreagh Farm
THE AWARD FOR HEALTH & WELFARE -sponsored by Norbrook Laboratories.
Winner- JE & EM Marshall – Woodside Farm
Highly Commended – CJ & JA Reed – Eastside Farm
Highly Commended – J&D Bradley of Derby Hill Farm
THE AGRICULTURAL MERCHANT OF THE YEAR
National Winner - Mole Valley Farmers
Regional Winner - WE Jameson & Son
THE FORAGE MANAGER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Volac.
Winner- Michael Sainsbury, RP Sainsbury & Sons.
Highly Commended Mr & Mrs Venables of Pigeon House
Highly Commended- sponsored by New Holland Agriculture
Winner- Mr & Mrs C Reed of CJ & JA Reed . . . joint winners
Highly Commended – Mr Tim Jones, of Bankhead Farm
THE AWARD FOR INNOVATION – sponsored by Farm Business
Highly Commended – Harvest Lab Sensor – John Deere Ltd
Judges Special Award goes to Nampack Plastics
Winner for Dairy Innovation in 2014 – eCow
THE HIGH YIELD HERD AWARD – sponsored by Rumenco ‘Progiene’
Winner- Redhouse Holsteins
Highly Commended – Velindre Farm
THE DAIRY VET OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Zoetis.
Winner- James More, of Galloway Veterinary Group
Highly Commended – Craig McAlister, Parklands Veterinary Group
THE HIGH FERTILITY AWARD > sponsored by Elanco Animal Health
Winner> C&S Fitton & Son, Whatcroft Dairy Farm
Highly Commended – Radholme Laund Farm
THE 2014 DAIRY TEAM OF THE YEAR – sponsored by David Clarke Livestock
Winner- Sainbury’s Dairy Development Group
THE DAIRY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR – sponsored by BOCM PAULS
Winner- Roger Evans, Brunslow Farm
THE TASTE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD – sponsored by Morrisons Supermarkets
Highly Commended – Belton Cheese
Highly Commended – Burt’s Cheese
Look out for our winner features in future editions of Farm Business
Photos from the evening will be uploaded shortly