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Finalists for Lincoln University farmer of year

Finalists for Lincoln University farmer of year

Five finalists from Canterbury, North Otago and Southland are in the running for this year's South Island Lincoln University Foundation Farmer of the Year award. This year's competition category "Meat Production", brings a prize for the winner of $15,000 for travel and a runner-up a prize of $7500. This year's five finalists are a mixture of beef and/or sheep farmers,from coastal Catlins to the plains of Southland, to both dry and irrigated hill country in North Otago and Canterbury. They are Richard and Jane Maxwell. The Maxwells farm Friesian bulls on their 670ha of dry hills near Cheviot in North Canterbury. Colin and Stefan Mavor.  The father and son team farm sheep and steer calves on 285ha and lease another 350ha at Roseberry in North Otago. Adrian and Anne Lawson.  The Lawsons farm sheep on 163ha on Morton Mains on the Southland Plains. Tim and Sara Coop. The Coops farm sheep and beef on 1650ha of dry hills at Port Levy, Banks Peninsula. Cameron and Michelle Clark.  The Clarks farm sheep and beef on 400ha (320ha effective) at Purakuiti in the Catlins.

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