Pond prizes on of­fer

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

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 keep­it­low@dairynz.co.nz by March 30, 2012. Visit dairynz.co.nz/prizepond for com­pe­ti­tion de­tails.

Win­ners will be an­nounced in April.

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