Bannister Downs scoops state and national Dairy Awards

Bannister Downs Dairy (BDD) reinforces its position as an industry leader after scooping 20 gold and silver awards in the state and national 2020 Dairy Industry Association Awards (DIAA) this week.

BDD Fresh Cream won Champion Cream in WA and the State Gold award for the second year running, highlighting the consistency of product from the Northcliffe-based dairy. BDDs Fresh Cream was also awarded the National Gold Award for the 11th year. The State Gold marks the 10th State Gold for Fresh Cream.

BDD Double Cream (a previous Australian Grand Dairy Awards champion cream winner) won its sixth and seventh gold awards at the respective DIAA state and national competitions.

The dessert creams are in good company with Bannister Downs products receiving a total of eight silver and 11 gold awards at the state and national level.

Bannister Downs managing director Sue Daubney said, “We’ve worked really hard over the years to be innovative and also to offer a product with a point of difference. But we believe the key to a great product is prioritising the basics, which is why from the very beginning we’ve always tried to be the best dairy farmers we can be.”

“Now, more than ever, we are all thinking carefully about our health and what we put into our bodies, which is why I believe that the choice to source single origin, fresh and all-natural milk from our farm should be commended,” Mrs Daubney said.

Mrs Gina Rinehart, business partner and good friend of the Daubney Family was very delighted to see their hard-working West Australian team at Bannister Downs achieve such great results.

Mrs Rinehart commented, “Even before we invested in Bannister Downs and became partners, I loved their milks and cream products – the best I’ve tasted. It is exciting for all who work at Bannister Downs to have the recognition via these tremendous awards by State and National judges. Congratulations!”

The DIAA awards announcement came in the wake of the two national gold awards presented to Ecolean in May who were recognised for the innovative and easy to use design of the Bannister Downs Dairy pouches at the 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design (PIDA) Awards, and the first delivery of farm fresh milk to the Roy Hill mine site in the Pilbara in early June, another exciting win for the South West dairy.

The delivery of Bannister Downs Dairy milk into the Pilbara mine site was made possible in conjunction with Roy Hill management and ISS Facility Services and is hopefully just the start of more fresh, local and healthy South West produce reaching the mine sites of WA’s north.