Awarded to the herd owners with the highest dollar earning herd average based on the Fonterra A+B-C payment system. Winners from each region receive a prize. Regions are divided by Holstein Friesian New Zealand Ward boundaries with Canterbury and West Coast (Ward 7) separated geographically. 

  1. Ward 1: Northland
  2. Ward 2: Waikato
  3. Ward 3: Bay of Plenty
  4. Ward 4: Taranaki
  5. Ward 5: Hawke’s Bay / Manawatu / Wairarapa
  6. Ward 6: Nelson / Marlborough / Golden Bay
  7. Ward 7: Canterbury
  8. Ward 7: West Coast
  9. Ward 8: Otago / Southland

Automatic entry for all members of Holstein Friesian New Zealand who are herd owners and have herd tested four or more times in the previous season.