General manager David Maconochie was awarded the 2010 Australian Young Lot Feeder of the Year, a prestigious award judged by a series of independent industry judges. David submitted a paper on consumer perceptions of Australian grain fed beef that secured him an interview with the judging panel. He was announced the winner of the award at BeefEx on the Gold Coast. The award entitles David a trip to the United States for a tour of other feedlot operations.
Hopkins River are constantly researching and implementing not only sustainable farming techniques, but re-generative farming techniques. For the future generations, agriculture will play a vital role in sustainability issues such as food security and climate change- and at Hopkins River we have developed our Carbon Hoofprint as our imperative to becoming and maintaining a carbon neutral operation.