Australian Dairy Conference

Feed buddy 200 takes out 'The Pitch'

Seeking the top ideas, innovations, tips, tools, products or services that deliver immediate on-farm impact, entries were open to farmers, public and private organisations, sponsors, research bodies, scientists and service companies to bring novel and creative ideas to farmer delegates.

A shortlist of five finalists presented their concept at ADC Melbourne 2018 with an engaging and entertaining FIVE minute pitch to a judging panel and Conference delegates. Finalists demonstrated why their idea should be the number one thing farmers should introduce or act on when they return to their dairy business post Conference.


  • A specific idea, tip, tool, practice, product or service relevant to the dairy industry
  • Easily implemented on-farm with immediate and direct benefit and/or impact within one month
  • Exhibit a realistic and demonstrated cost and ROI
  • Demonstrate why idea/concept is the number one thing farmers should introduce
  • Present idea/concept in an enteratining and engaging 5 minute PITCH


  • Sounds of Silence - Stephen Oldridge
  • Cool Cows Cool Cash - Ray Devere
  • Jobs Done - Simon Gillson
  • Wheel of Fortune - Tim Cashin
  • Feed Buddy 200 - Paul Stammers

An overwhelming vote saw the People's Choice and Judges Award go to Paul 'Bud' Stammers for his inventive use of gallon drums into ready-made calf feeders. For an investment of a couple of screws he demonstrated on stage his award-winning entry. A popular choice for the invention and his presentation delivery.

You can watch the winning entry here.



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