Entries are now closed and judging is currently underway.
Up for grabs are two $1500 pasture renewal prize packages sponsored by Agricom and Agriseeds.
Farmers can enter in two categories:
- Best Waikato/Bay of Plenty first year pasture (sown autumn this year)
- Best Waikato/BOP pasture sown more than three years ago (prior to May 2013)
It is planned that field days will be held on the overall winners' properties in February 2017. Entry in this competition means you have agreed to host a field day.
Judging will involve a short interview about the soil fertility and the paddock's history prior to and since re-sowing. Management practices such as grazing management, endophyte selection, weed control, and nitrogen usage will be discussed.
Farm visits for judging will be scheduled over 2 weeks starting 13 November. Depending on registration numbers initial phone interviews may be required.