Free paddock competition running now
Federated Farmers hopes all farmers will enter the Pasture Renewal Charitable Trust’s ( PRCT) ‘ Win a Free Paddock’ competition which began on January 20 and runs through to February 28.
All farmers are eligible to enter for three chances to win $8000 worth of products and technical advice used in the pasture renewal process.
‘‘Federated Farmers is proud to support PRCT’s work in this area because pasture renewal is a core farming activity, improving pasture quality which in turn brings greater productivity, increased returns, improved animal health and more farm management options,’’ Federated Farmers board member and New Zealand Grassland Association executive member Anders Crofoot said.
‘‘This competition will mean three lucky farmers could turn some of their worst performing pasture into their best performing paddock for free. That is a prize worth much more than the $8000 product value.’’
Even for those farmers who do not win one of the three prizes, investing in renewing the pasture in one or more of their paddocks this season will be one of the best decisions they make in 2013.
‘‘Keeping ahead of the game and ensuring your pasture is healthy means your stock gets all the nutrients they need to produce the best results whether that is for milk, meat or wool,’’ Mr Crofoot said.
‘‘Pasture renewal is a great way to increase your on-farm returns and make your farming business more efficient and sustainable.’’
Go to pasturerenewal.org.nz to enter or look for entry forms at rural retailers.
The competition will be drawn on March 5.