Hunt begins for top NZ ewe hogget

Invitation to all farmers: enter and give it go. Entries close for North Island farmers on April 10.

Invitation to all farmers: enter and give it go. Entries close for North Island farmers on April 10.

FIND THE BEST: The hunt is on for the top ewe hoggets in the country again this year and entries are being taken now in the national competition. This young flock grew up on Whangara Farms.

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ENTRIES have opened for the 21st annual New Zealand ewe hogget competition, which presents an opportunity for farmers to benchmark their flocks against others at both local and national level. The competition also offers them the chance to compare different farming systems and learn from other competitors as well as the judging panel.

An invitation goes out to all farmers to enter and give it a go.

The competition has been supported again by the Alliance Group, MerialAncare, New Zealand Sheepbreeders, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Beef and Lamb New Zealand, NZ Farmer, and PGG Wrightson Livestock.

Entries close for North Island farmers on April 10, and for the southerners on April 21.

National final judging will take place in the North Island from April 22-24 and in the South Island in the first few days in May.

“The achievements of New Zealand farmers deserve more recognition and acknowledgement,” said national convenor Stephen Rabbidge. “It is now more important than ever for sheep farmers to have an efficient and profitable business and this competition provides the ideal opportunity for them to compete and compare to ensure future success.”

The presentation dinner will take place in June in Napier. Organisers say they are looking forward to receiving entries from all over New Zealand.

ENTRIES have opened for the 21st annual New Zealand ewe hogget competition, which presents an opportunity for farmers to benchmark their flocks against others at both local and national level. The competition also offers them the chance to compare different farming systems and learn from other competitors as well as the judging panel.

An invitation goes out to all farmers to enter and give it a go.

The competition has been supported again by the Alliance Group, MerialAncare, New Zealand Sheepbreeders, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Beef and Lamb New Zealand, NZ Farmer, and PGG Wrightson Livestock.

Entries close for North Island farmers on April 10, and for the southerners on April 21.

National final judging will take place in the North Island from April 22-24 and in the South Island in the first few days in May.

“The achievements of New Zealand farmers deserve more recognition and acknowledgement,” said national convenor Stephen Rabbidge. “It is now more important than ever for sheep farmers to have an efficient and profitable business and this competition provides the ideal opportunity for them to compete and compare to ensure future success.”

The presentation dinner will take place in June in Napier. Organisers say they are looking forward to receiving entries from all over New Zealand.

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