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AMS Awards of Excellence: 2020 Regional Award Winners

Finalists in the regional awards were shortlisted by the QDAF Benchmarking Team using yield and quality data collected from the 2019 season. The awards are separated into small and large farms. 

Regional winners are listed below. Congratulations to all winners!


2020 REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS


CENTRAL QLD

Best Productivity

Large farms – Jason and Fiona Klotz (Red Rock Macadamias), 1.66 t/ha SKR

Small farms – Macadamia Farm Management (Quamby), 1.45 t/ha SKR

Best Quality

Large farms – Macadamia Farm Management (Burrawang), 1.08% RKR

Small farms – Macadamia Farm Management (Cambewarra), 0.89% RKR


GYMPIE QLD

Best Productivity

Large farms – Garry and Andrea Sheppard (Ozmac), 1.61 t/ha SKR

Small farms – Bruce Maguire (Cladani), 1.76 t/ha SKR

Best Quality

Large farms – Garry and Andrea Sheppard (Ozmac), 1.00% RKR

Small farms – Gary, Julie and Mitchell Davis (Kilfenora), 0.57% RKR


GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS QLD

Best Productivity

Large farms – Michael Cooper (Mr Macadamia), 1.20 t/ha SKR

Small farms – Henry and Jarod Agostinelli (Coastal Produce QLD), 1.65 t/ha SKR

Best Quality

Large farms – Fullerton Farms, 0.91% RKR

Small farms – Ted and Tracey Benjafield (TNT Civil Contracting), 0.45% RKR


NORTHERN RIVERS NSW

Best Productivity

Large farms – David and Sharon Wardrop (Poligolo), 1.55 t/ha SKR

Small farms – Wally and Hildegarde Carter (Waratah), 1.83 t/ha SKR

Best Quality

Large farms – Martin Forer and Graeme Fleming (Knockrow Macadamia), 1.56% RKR

Small farms – Steven and Julie Starkey (SW & JL Starkey), 0.55% RKR


MID NORTH COAST NSW

Best Productivity

Large farms – Chris Cook (Thurgoods), 1.10 t/ha SKR

Small farms – Fern Hinchcliffe, 1.21 t/ha SKR

Best Quality

Large farms – Victoria Thynne (Elanora), 1.31% RKR

Small farms – Tim Zeck and Dru Marshall (Wirrimbi), 0.80% RKR


SELECTION CRITERIA

Best productivity (saleable kernel t/ha) and Best quality (lowest RKR and achieving or exceeding industry average productivity of 0.83 t/ha saleable kernel) 

Gympie, Glass House Mountains, NRNSW and MNNSW: 

Small farms = 5 – 30 ha; Large farms => 30 ha 

Bundaberg and Central Queensland: 

Small farms = < 50 ha; Large farms => 50 ha




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