Clock ticks for show prime lamb

$2300 in cash and prizes available

$2300 in cash and prizes available

GET THOSE ENTRIES IN: The Ovation NZ chilled prime lamb competition drew more than 30 entries last year. The top carcase was produced by Tuahu Station at Te Karaka, managed by Damien Macpherson. The top pen of three (pictured) came from Papatu Station at Manutuke. Ovation procurement Hylton Bayliss (at left) and livestock manager Will Faulks were pictured with the winning entries. File picture

THE clock is ticking to get entries organised for the Ovation Prime Lamb competition at the A&P Spring Show and the organisers hope for another strong lineup.

The competition involves farmers drafting and selecting pens of three new season lambs.

The lambs are expected to weigh between 16–20.9kgs.

“The aim is to put together a pen of three which are alike in terms of weight and conformation,” said organiser and Ovation livestock manager Will Faulks.

“These are judged after yarding on Friday morning on-hoof.

“The lambs are then trucked to the Ovation meat plant for slaughter and the carcasses are judged overnight with the on hook and Champion Lamb carcass presentation.”

There is some $2300 in cash and prizes available.

“In past years we have had 30-40 pens of three lambs entered,” Mr Faulks said.

The regular top performers in the competition include the Briant brothers, Whangara B20, Hikatau Partnership and Pihitea Station.

Will said he would appreciate an indication from farmers of intention to enter . . . contact him on either 06 868 3921 ext 117 or mobile: 021 901 695.

Entries accepted 7am-8am on Friday morning.

Congratulations to Parikanapa Station and Mike Cooney for winning the On the Hoof section of the Silver Fern Farms 2018 Steak of Station Competition at the Show.

“Many thanks to On the Hoof section judge Max Speakman for giving up his time to judge all entries, and to the team at the Pacific Stockyards for sorting all entries for judging,” said competition organiser Paul Kirkpatrick from Silver Fern Farms.

At the time Focus on the Land went to print today the On the Hook results had not come through. The top eight entries will go forward to Friday’s taste test final at the showgrounds.

The leading entries after the hoof judging were Parikanapa Station, Mangatoitoi Station (G and S Thompson) and Turihaua Station (P and A Williams) second equal, Pihitia Station (T and E Williams), Rangatira Station (G and H Cook), T and A Newman, and Waimaha Station (M and C Maddock) third equal.

THE clock is ticking to get entries organised for the Ovation Prime Lamb competition at the A&P Spring Show and the organisers hope for another strong lineup.

The competition involves farmers drafting and selecting pens of three new season lambs.

The lambs are expected to weigh between 16–20.9kgs.

“The aim is to put together a pen of three which are alike in terms of weight and conformation,” said organiser and Ovation livestock manager Will Faulks.

“These are judged after yarding on Friday morning on-hoof.

“The lambs are then trucked to the Ovation meat plant for slaughter and the carcasses are judged overnight with the on hook and Champion Lamb carcass presentation.”

There is some $2300 in cash and prizes available.

“In past years we have had 30-40 pens of three lambs entered,” Mr Faulks said.

The regular top performers in the competition include the Briant brothers, Whangara B20, Hikatau Partnership and Pihitea Station.

Will said he would appreciate an indication from farmers of intention to enter . . . contact him on either 06 868 3921 ext 117 or mobile: 021 901 695.

Entries accepted 7am-8am on Friday morning.

Congratulations to Parikanapa Station and Mike Cooney for winning the On the Hoof section of the Silver Fern Farms 2018 Steak of Station Competition at the Show.

“Many thanks to On the Hoof section judge Max Speakman for giving up his time to judge all entries, and to the team at the Pacific Stockyards for sorting all entries for judging,” said competition organiser Paul Kirkpatrick from Silver Fern Farms.

At the time Focus on the Land went to print today the On the Hook results had not come through. The top eight entries will go forward to Friday’s taste test final at the showgrounds.

The leading entries after the hoof judging were Parikanapa Station, Mangatoitoi Station (G and S Thompson) and Turihaua Station (P and A Williams) second equal, Pihitia Station (T and E Williams), Rangatira Station (G and H Cook), T and A Newman, and Waimaha Station (M and C Maddock) third equal.

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