UK vegans are demanding a law change to ban discrimination against plant-based eaters in workplaces.
The first solo woman winner of the Dairy Manager of the Year title, Hayley Hoogendyk, hopes to be a role model for others switching to a career in farming.
Despite the low milk price there was a positive vibe among the 33 finalists competing for the NZ Dairy Awards this year.
Thirty three of the nation's top dairy farmers will be heading to Wellington to vie for the three top titles.
2016 Auckland/Hauraki Dairy Manager of the Year, Hayden Kerr (26), wants to inspire others to do well in the industry.