Weddin Shire farmers are being encouraged to enter their 2017 wheat crops in the Agricultural Societies Council Suncorp Bank Dryland Field Wheat competition.
This is a bread wheat competition. Any variety of bread wheat which does not attract a discount at your local silo is eligible to enter this competition.
It is very important that all local competition score sheets reach the ASC by the cut-off date applicable to your region, which for Weddin Shire is November 8, 2017.
The top five crops in each region will be judged to determine the Regional Winners within a couple of days of the local judging and the winning Regional crop will be judged the following day to determine the State Winner.
Local farmers Bill Matchett and Maurice Gregory Parker believe many crops within the Weddin Shire are in a very good, healthy position to enter this year’s competition despite the lack of rain.
“Not so long ago we would have up to 14-15 farmers enter their crops in these types of competitions, however, lately we are lucky to have 2 or 3 entries within our shire,” said Mr Parker.
“It would be terrific if more of our local farmers could enter their crops as there are some great rewards on offer.”
Prizes for the competition include:
*Local Competition winner: Ribbon & $50 Lowes Petroleum Voucher
*Regional championship winner: 1st Place - $600, 2nd Place - $250, 3rd Place - $150 ASC Plaque and ribbon. Hamper and $100 Lowes Petroleum Voucher for 1st Place winners
*State championship winner: $900 Prize money ASC Trophy, ribbon and $200 Lowes Petroleum Voucher
*Farming excellence award: Travel to the value of $1000 and hamper
As mentioned above you only have until November 8, 2017 to get your entries in. Entry forms are available at Walkers AgNVet in Wirrega as well as Lachlan Fertilizers in Grenfell, you can also download the entry forms at www.agshowsnsw.org.au/competitions/wheat-competition.
For inquiries please contact Bill Matchett on 0428 478 115 or 6347 8115 or Maurice Gregory Parker on 6343 1167.