2019 BEL AWARDS

Another Fantastic BEL Awards Evening held on the 23rd June 2019, A BIG Congratulations to all of the winners on the night and also a HUGE thank you to all the sponsors.

10 Year Long Service Award - Shane Mackie
10 Year Long Service Award - Shane Mackie

5 Year Long Service Awards
5 Year Long Service Awards

Ballance Farm Environmental Awards

Winners of the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards - PARKHILL!

Parkhill Dairy Farm has won the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards -entered by owner Andrea Barry and manager Craig Pennell. 

As well as being named the regional supreme winners, Andrea and Craig and the team at Parkhill Dairy Farm won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Soil Management Award, CB Norwood Distributors Ltd Agri-Business Management Award and the Massey University Innovation Award. 

BEL Group had a good showing at the Awards evening with another finalist, Andrea‚Äôs son Robert and daughter in law Alison, winning the Predator Free New Zealand Award. Robert is 2IC at Barry Farms, which operates two dairy farms called Hedley and Ellingham, also at Ashley Clinton. The two BEL Group entries also shared the Dairy NZ Sustainability and Stewardship Award. 

Above:  Craig Pennell & Andrea Barry receive the Ballance 'Supreme Awards' at the East Coast Farm Environment Awards evening

Above: Robert & Alison Barry receive the 'Predator Free Farm Award' at the East Coast Farm Environment Awards evening.

Dairy Big Day Out 2018

About 80 students from six secondary schools attended the Dairy Day Out in Central Hawke's Bay.

Hosted by BEL Group's Cloverea farm, the day involved students from Dannevirke High School, Central Hawke's Bay College, Te Aute College, Havelock North High School, Flaxmere College, Taradale High School, Napier Boys' High School and Napier Girls' High School.


2018 Young Farmer of The Year

Well done to Robert Barry!

Robert Barry from the Barry Farms Team has placed 4th Overall in the East Coast FMG Young Farmers Competition 2018

2017 Regional Dairy Industry Awards

Parkhill Farm Manager Craig Pennell came home with the Runner-Up Dairy Farm Manager of the Year at the 2017 Dairy Industry Awards

As well as the runner-up title Craig also brings home the following Merit Awards:

  • Moore Stephens Markhams Ltd Employee Engagement Award
  • DeLaval Livestock Management Award
  • PrimaryITO Power Play Award