Home' NewsLink : November 8th 2012 Contents 8.11.12 Newslink
Over 57 years
PH (03) 204 2177 • LOGAN CELL 027 230 6916
• Fertiliser Spreading
• Bulk Cartage
• General Cartage
• Hay and Silage
• Rock and
MILBURN LIME LTD
Milburn Lime is South Otago's top lime deposit and is reputed
to have the highest quality agricultural lime in New Zealand.
Our lime is 95% pure (average) and our quarry has produced
the whitest clay-free lime since 1864.
Look out for us at West Otago A&P Show.
Besides argicultural lime we make different grades of lime
for cow lanes, horse arenas, etc
Organic Certification No. 5085
For quality, results and service see...
"Milburn Lime Everytime"
Tel: 03 417 8228 Fax: 03 417 4009 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon Sim: West Otago Rep • Cell: 027 4715 614
The West Otago A&P Show
Mataura Butcher Shop
Bridge Street, Mataura Phone 03 203 6517
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
KEEP AN EYE ON OUR INSTORE DAILY DEALS
PROUD TO SUPPORT
Saturday, November 17. Tapanui Show Grounds. Adults $15, 16 years and under, free.
West OtagoA&PShowAdvertising Feature
Young Farmers final, part of the entertainment
The West Otago A and P Show will play host to the ANZ Young Farmers Otago/Southland
Region 2013 Southern District Final as part of the day's entertainment.
Organised by the Moa Flat Young
Farmer s Club, the competition brings
together contestants from the Young
Farmers Clubs established at Thornbury,
Nightcaps and Balfour, with members
endeavouring to win this section to take
them on to the regional final scheduled for
March 2013 in Gore.
During the day various heats aimed at
testing the skills of the contestants on
anything which could range from sewing a
button on a garment, naming seed types
through to painting will be held, before
culminating in the Question and Answer
scheduled for late afternoon in Kelso
Court . Young Farmers Spokesperson Luke
McCraw said this competition is always very
competitive, challenging, and entertaining,
and will add an entertaining touch to the
West Otago A and P Show.
Entries are still open until Friday 9
November, but those who have put their
names forward to date are:
Allison Knowler, James Foster, Bruce
Paterson, Simon Greer, Robert Gregory,
This event is just one of two District finals to
be held within a short period, with the
Eastern District final scheduled for the
following weekend at Hedgehope.
Young Farmer of the Year
The ANZ Young Farmer Contest is the
flagship event for Young Farmers in New
Zealand and is held in high esteem among
the rural community, with every year, up to
400 contestants battling it out for the top
spot. The annual Young Farmer of the Year
competition in New Zealand dates back to
1969 when it was first held in Auckland, the
inaugural event won by Gary Fraser from
Canterbury. That original event was derived
from a quiz show held at an agricultural
university in California but it was seen to
have potential for it to be turned into a
prestigious event for Young Farmers in New
Discussions on the feasibility of the idea
were held in 1968 and the Federations of
Young Farmers Clubs discontinued a radio
quiz programme in favour of working on the
And the rest, as they say, is now History.
Since then, the Young Farmers competition
from District to Regional to National events,
have become a permanent fixture on the
farming calendar, the contestants earning
the right to initially represent one of seven
regions in the Grand Final, before heading
through to the Grand Final, with an enticing
prize package on offer for the National
winner. This event involves three days of
physical and intellectual challenges that are
designed to test the business skills of
competitors as well as their ability to
complete farming tasks. Practical field
activities were added to the competition
after six years to ensure the event
represented all-round farming ability with
technology in modern farming now an
important feature of the competition.
Today s prize package is a far cry from the
inaugural prize back in 1969 which featured
a return airfare to Australia and $500 cash.
In 1970, a tractor was added to the
competition prize list and since then the
prizes and sponsorship have continued to
grow in numbers. With the popularity of the
event extending beyond the farming
community and now televised, it is unlikely
that the small group who planned that initial
contest in 1969 would have anticipated the
scale of success the Contest would achieve.
Links Archive November 1st 2012 November 15th 2012 Navigation Previous Page Next Page