Pond prizes on offer
Dairynz is searching for prize dairy effluent storage ponds in the first ever New Zealand Prize Pond 2012 Awards.
Farmers who are keeping their effluent storage ponds as low as possible are being asked to send Dairynz a photo of the pond to be in to win one of two Dairynz Prize Pond 2012 Awards.
Dairynz project manager for effluent Dr Theresa Wilson said low ponds have storage capacity which reduces the risk of running into problems when the seasons change.
‘‘We’re after the two best operational dairy effluent storage ponds that meet relevant consents and the requirements of your farm.
‘‘And we want to see that you are keeping it low.
‘‘When the wet weather starts, it’s good to know you’ve got as much free storage as possible in your effluent storage pond.’’
Enter the competition to be in to win:
a catered barbecue for you and 10 of your mates with former All Black prop, TV sport commentator, radio personality and farmer, Richard Loe;
a polo shirt with Keep it Low! cartoons on it;
a magnetic fridge pond gauge.
All entrants who meet the requirements will receive a prize pond pack. To enter, send a photo of your pond to email@example.com by March 30, 2012. Visit dairynz.co.nz/prizepond for competition details.
Winners will be announced in April.