Category: farming
Updated: 08/11/17 : 05:31:26

Macra & Aurivo / Nutrias Young Farmer Silage Competition Announced

Macra na Feirme in the Northwest region recently announced details of the Silage competition which will run over the next few weeks in association with Aurivo Co Op and their Nutrias brand of animal feeds and is open to young farmer members in Sligo and the Northwest. Sample bag are currently being distributed to young farmer members across the region.

The bag is accompanied by a simple application form which must be returned in the envelope with the silage sample. Samples will be tested by Aurivo in their testing Laboratory. Entrants will be contacted by Aurivo farm commercial specialists / nutritionists with their results and receive any nutrition advice that they require.

A young farmer information meeting will be held in January 2018 in a central location within the Northwest region to discuss the results. At the information meeting, the young farmers with the top three silage samples will be interviewed by a judging panel and the winner will be announced. Judging will be based on the young farmers silage sample result but also on the young farmers farming methods.

This competition is open to Macra na Feirme young farmer members in the county of Sligo and across the Northwest. For further information and to get your sample bag you can contact your local Homeland store or contact Sharon Corcoran Macra na Feirme Northwest Vice President on 086 1600395.

Photo: Pictured at the Plan Your Winter Feed Strategy with Aurivo and Macra na Feirme are members of Sligo Macra (l-r) Claire Walsh, IFAC Accountants; Sean Walsh, Declan O'Brien, Tracy O'Boyle, Sarah Walsh, Nessa Brennan, Sharon Corcoran, Northwest Macra Vice President and Kerrie Smyth, Aurivo Farm Commercial Specialist.