Craig Pennell

Parkhill Farm Manager

Craig grew up in the dairy industry. After many afternoons spent milking on the family farm in Taranaki as a teenager, Craig decided a career in the logging industry was for him.  After 12 years in the forest he returned to dairying in his late 20’s. 

Holding a Diploma in Agribusiness and after a 6-year period contract milking 800 cows and 3000 goats in Te Aroha Craig Joined BEL Group in 2015.  Currently in his third season as the Parkhill Farm Manager, Craig was the Regional Runner Up Farm Manager in the 2017 Dairy Industry Awards taking out the Employee Engagement, Livestock Management and Power Play Awards. 

Craig's determination and drive for self-improvement is infectious, with his team and others in the wider BEL Community following his lead to put themselves out there and enter local and national competitions to further develop their skillset.