THE Gear family of Cedar Pocket, near Gympie in Queensland, has been named Milk Supplier of the Year by dairy and drinks company Lion at its national Supplier of the Year Awards.
Robert Gear, with wife Barbara and parents Ivan and Denise Gear, runs a dairy herd of 400 cows through a share farming arrangement on 1,000 acres about 10 kilometres east of Gympie. They have been supplying large volumes of quality milk to Lion for more than 10 years.
Lion's annual awards recognise suppliers and individuals who are integral to the company's success across the supply chain.
Lion's milk sourcing manager Lucy Coward said the Gear family was a worthy recipient of Lion's Milk Supplier of the Year Award.
"We congratulate them on this outstanding achievement, which is recognition of their consistent supply of excellent milk coupled with their innovative farm practices," Ms Coward said.
"The Gear family is an incredibly humble, hardworking family who set themselves very high standards and are an absolute pleasure to do business with."
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