IT WAS Kyvalley Dairy Group’s night at the 2017 GMCU Allianz Campaspe Murray Business Awards on Wednesday.
The family-run business was named the business of the year at the awards held at Moama Bowling Club.
It had earlier been named the best agri-business and was speechless each time the business was called out.
Co-owner Peter Mulcahy said he was used to talking to a mob of cows.
‘‘But it looks like they have brought the wrong herd in,’’ he said.
‘‘We were not expecting this by any means and we are very humbled by the honour. I am actually quite speechless.
‘‘We have worked tirelessly to build our business up and supply to both the Australian and Asian markets.
‘‘There is a huge opportunity for Victoria and businesses in our area to expand their reach to the Asian market.
‘‘A huge thank you to the three families and all of our staff.
‘‘This is a great event and we are blown away.’’
A large contingent of the Mulcahy family was in attendance to celebrate the win.
This year’s edition of the biennial awards featured comedian Dave O’Neil who entertained the crowd with his tongue-in-cheek humour and career tales.
Category finalists went through a rigorous judging process, including assessment of their application, a site visit and interview.
This year, the awards attracted more than 120 applications across 12 categories.
It was the 20th time the awards have been held and saw 300 people pack into the bowling club across 28 tables.