New blood boosts Waste Thin results
THIS ISSUE SEES THE FIRST ROUND OF results for the ‘value added’ section of the competition – Waste Thinning.
Agriculturists will refer to a thing called ‘highbrid vigour’, which is the result of introducing new genes into livestock.
We’ve seen our version with the introduction of new silviculture crews to the competition by both Port Blakely and Ernslaw One. If the latest results are anything to go by, look for these guys to start challenging our top performers in the near future.
We’ve also seen a lift in performance from some of our existing participants. The result: greater competition with much closer results, reflected in the six top placings, with little to separate the results.
Fantastic for the individuals, fantastic for their crews, fantastic for the companies that support them and for our industry overall. Congratulations to these top achievers.
Waste Thin – First Period, 2017
And while we recognise the top performers in this section of the competition, we need to acknowledge there are a whole bunch of other participants who came very close, as the results in the graph on this page show.
Meanwhile, an initial scan of the overall crew results indicates a similar close level of competition taking place. This component of the competition is not finalised until the end of the year, however, it’s safe to say that, provided individuals and teams maintain the professional standard we’ve already witnessed, the results for 2017 are likely to be very close.
A prospect that has created a keen level of anticipation among our assessment team.
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This competition wouldn’t be what it is without our participating companies.
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Our ongoing thanks to Rayonier/ Matariki Forests, Nelson Forests, Wenita Forest Products, Port Blakely, Crown Forestry, Fraser Logging, Brand Logging, CMH Logging, Phillips Logging, Hauraki and Moehau Logging, Griffin Logging, Roxburgh Logging, Thomassen Logging, Te Waa Logging, Lakeland Cable Logging, Logged on Logging, Pakiri Logging, Rosewarne Cable Loggers, Inta-Wood Forestry, Otautau Contractors, SAW Contracting, Heslip Silvicuture, Waikato Forestry Services, Hodgson Silviculture, SFNL, Makerikeri Silviculture, NJ Simns Forestry Services, SAS Forestry, X-Men, Central Forestry Services, Mangoihe Logging, Kohurau Contracting, Tohaia Forestry Harvesting, Kuru Contracting, DH Logging, Swain Logging, Lumberjack Logging and Ernslaw One.
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Ross Marshall, from Otautau Contractors was first in Waste Thin in the first period.
SAS Forestry’s Simon Austin grabbed second place in the first period of Waste Thin.