Nov 3, 2022
At the Branch Chairs Meeting last month, the NZDFA honoured Paddy & Barb Boyd a Life Membership to the NZDFA.
Paddy's contribution to the industry and the association over many decades is insurmountable and deserved to be recognised.
NZDFA Executive Committee chair Justin Stevens and AgResearch deer scientist Jamie Ward (also an Executive Committee member) presented Paddy with a bottle of scotch and specially made NZDFA Life Membership wine glasses.
From the DINZ eNews Issue 92 October 2022:
Paddy Boyd’s passion for the sector, mana and self-effacing and pragmatic manner was praised by the nominators for he and his wife Barbara’s NZDFA Life Membership, which was also presented at the dinner.
Boyd’s contribution included being at the forefront of live capture, the transformation of Haldon station which he had managed for the past 40 years, support for the Deer Progeny Test, Advance Parties and his representation of a large number of farming entities over the years, including sheep and fine wool, beef and deer farming.
He is a former chair of the DFA’s Selection and Appointments, TB Free committees and had served on the National Velvet Standards Body and P2P Advisory Group.
Boyd paid tribute to the support he had received from Barbara to undertake the varied roles he has with the industry.