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SFMCA State Development Awards

APPLICATIONS FOR THE
SFMCA DEVELOPMENT AWARD  2026 
OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2025
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State Development Award

 

The Development Award is held every two years in conjunction with the Australasian Milling Conference. The award recognises applicants who have the greatest capacity to gain benefit from winning the award for themselves, their employer and more widely the stock feed industry.  Winners receive attendance to the Australasian Milling Conference followed by a tour of regional mills to further their knowledge.

Pictured left are the 2020 and 2022 winners receiving their awards at the Australasian Milling Conference

ANNOUNCING THE 2024 STATE WINNERS ARE:

Qld         Emma Mills, Ridley

NSW       Lauren Stibbard, Alltech Lienert

Vic/Tas   Mason Kennett, Kinross Farm

SA           Veronica Thomson, Alltech Lienert

WA         Jordan Pitt, Milne Agrigroup

Award Winners

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1998 - 2004

1998       Ian Fairbairn, Ridley 

2000       Robert Parkes, Ridley 

2002       No award issued

2004       From 2004 award structure changed to five state winners rather than one national winner.

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2004

Qld         Troy Burke, Better Blend

NSW       Bernadette Galea, Baiada

Vic          Peter Norwood, Daly’s Feed 

SA          Tania Jackson, Provimi

WA         John Kenney, Wesfeeds

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2006

Qld         Scott Sloss, Performance Feeds

NSW       Nick Hall, Young Stockfeeds

Vic          Victor Karafilis, Ridley 

SA           Tony Wheatley, Provimi

WA         Flemming Mortensen, Milne's

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2008

Qld         Adrian Niemann, Goldmix

NSW       Brad McKay, Goldmix

Vic          Matthew Schrama, Ridley 

SA           No award issued

WA         Quentin Richards, Wesfeeds

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2010

Qld         Jason King, Riverina

NSW       Andrew Barker, Inghams

Vic          Shyamal Das, Coprice

SA           Lisa Nietschke, Lienert Australia

WA         Jonathan Langan, Milne's

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2012

Qld         Malay Prajapati, McLean Farms

NSW       Michelle Westwood, Lienert 

Vic          Briannon Avery, Ridley 

SA           Bjorn Ludvigsen, Big River Feeds

WA         Danny Dicker-Lee, Weston Animal Nutrition

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2014

Qld         Will Bazley, PBA/Hyfeeds

NSW       Lyndal Hackett, Rivalea

Vic          Belinda Shaw, Reid Stockfeeds

SA           Justin Nicolai, Ridley AgriProducts

WA         Victoria Strickland Specialty Feeds

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2016

Qld         Gary Schubel, Ridley AgriProducts

NSW       Dale Lewis, Ridley AgriProducts

Vic          Shane Emanuelli, Ridley 

SA           Mark Mickan,  JT Johnson & Sons

WA         Dong Xu, Milne AgiGroup

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2018

QLD        Michelle Turner, Rabar                 

NSW       Peter Robertson, Inghams

Vic          Lisa Dickinson, Reid Stockfeeds

SA           Michael Dodd, Ridley

WA         Nicholas Hobson, Whangagin Grains

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2020

Qld         Samuel Haley , Darwalla Milling

NSW       Sarah McClure, DSM Nutrition 

Vic          Elise Davine, Ridley AgriProducts

SA           Adam Schmidt, JT Johnson & Sons

WA         Henry Vaughan, Unigrain Pty Ltd                     (Withdrawn)

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2022

QLD        Tosharn Jago, Riverina Australia       

NSW       Karl Saxby, Baiada

SA           Troy Wright, Inghams

Vic/Tas  Patrick Hansen, RexJames Stockfeeds 

WA         Not represented

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2024

Qld         Emma Mills, Ridley

NSW       Lauren Stibbard, Alltech Lienert

Vic/Tas   Mason Kennett, Kinross Farm

SA           Veronica Thomson, Alltech Lienert

WA         Jordan Pitt, Milne Agrigroup

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2026

Qld        

NSW      

Vic/Tas           

SA           

WA         

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2028

QLD                        

NSW      

Vic/Tas          

SA           

WA         

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2030

Qld         

NSW        

Vic/Tas          

SA           

WA         

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