Synlait Farms wins South Island farmer competition

Updated at 8:26 pm on 9 November 2012

Canterbury-based dairy enterprise Synlait Farms has won the Lincoln University Foundation's South Island Farmer of the Year competition.

The competition's chief judge said Synlait Farms' blend of family-based traditional farming practices with modern corporate innovation and management systems made the multi-farm company stand out.

The winners receive a $15,000 travel award to study farming overseas.

Runners-up in the competition were Ashburton farmers Deane and Joanna Taylor, who run a specialist mixed arable property.

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