AGRICULTURE

Chance to win a free paddock and boost productivity

Thursday 17 January 2013, 3:37PM
By Federated Farmers of New Zealand
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Federated Farmers hopes all farmers will enter the Pasture Renewal Charitable Trust’s (PRCT) ‘Win a Free Paddock’ competition which begins on 20 January and runs through to 28 February.

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 improve 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 says.

“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.

“Pasture renewal is a great way to increase your on-farm returns and make your farming business more efficient and sustainable,” Mr Crofoot said.

Go to www.pasturerenewal.org.nz to enter or for more information, look for entry forms at rural retailers or ask their representatives. The competition will be drawn on 5 March, 2013.