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As Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of rural valuation and transaction services, CBRE Agribusiness is proud to be a sponsor of the Zanda McDonald Award for 2020. We share the same ideals and values that we saw in Zanda himself and believe that this award, named in his honour will encourage others in the industry to share this passion for building vibrant rural and regional communities through hard work, innovation and strong networks.


CBRE Agribusiness wishes the three finalists all the best for the big night but want them all to know that just by applying, they have already taken a great step forward in their careers in this fantastic industry.

Te Mania Angus has joined forces with The Zanda McDonald Award in order to assist them with finding and mentoring outstanding young Australians and New Zealanders in agriculture

For more than 90 years, Te Mania Angus genetics have played a pivotal role in the Angus shift to become the most sought after breed in Australasia, at every level of the beef production chain.  Today Te Mania Angus provides proven genetics to build high quality and profitable breeding herds. Extensive progeny testing and processing feedback confirms that Te Mania Angus genetics consistently outperform breed benchmarks, dominating EBV and the vital $Index tables.

Westpac Australia and Westpac New Zealand are proud to support to the Zanda McDonald Award, which recognises and supports the future leaders in our industry.  Westpac has shared a long and rich association with the rural, remote and regional communities

We are committed to the Australasian agricultural industry and ensuring it is strongly supported and positioned for continued growth into the future.

Our experienced Westpac Agribusiness teams live and work in the community and share our customer’s vision, and together we work closely to achieve great things within the primary sector. Many of our team are farmers themselves, which gives them a unique perspective on all matters related to running a strong and resilient agribusiness.

Westpac Australia and Westpac New Zealand are committed to the long-term prosperity of the agriculture sector, and the Zanda McDonald Award is one example of how we’re helping our future leaders in the sector take their careers to the next level.

To speak to a Westpac agribusiness specialist regarding all things agriculture, be it purchasing rural property, new farm equipment right through to day to day working capital, visit us here for Westpac Australia, and here for Westpac New Zealand.

In 2005, Shane McManaway of Allflex Australasia, pulled together a handful of like-minded farmers to spin some yarns and solve a few industry problems. Today, this once-small group has evolved into a powerful collective of over 150 of Australia and New Zealand’s top rural leaders. The combined horsepower of the Group - its knowledge, experience, drive and resources - means it is well-placed to tackle the toughest of industry problems and come up with smart initiatives that will help agri-business in both countries. 


The Group's key objective is to provide a forum for leading producers and professionals, from across the farming landscape, to discuss and debate pertinent issues affecting the agricultural industry. With a truly Trans-Tasman outlook, the Group provides an international platform for members to network, share their thoughts and ideas and impart their experience to others. Given its wealth of knowledge, the Group is also a 'come-to' organisation for anyone in (or aligned to), agriculture who might need a helping hand.

ACM is made up of more than 170 leading rural and regional newspapers and community-based websites. It's bolstered by the representation of over 100 independent titles. Combined they serve millions of people in every state and territory across Australia.

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