New schools class in show fodder competition

New schools class in show fodder competition

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A new schools class has been added to the 2021 Royal Adelaide Show grains and fodder competition.

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PREPARE NOW: Grains and Fodder Committee chair Bill Rowett discusses hay for the 2021 Royal Adelaide Show with Scott Matchoss, Johnsons, Kapunda.

PREPARE NOW: Grains and Fodder Committee chair Bill Rowett discusses hay for the 2021 Royal Adelaide Show with Scott Matchoss, Johnsons, Kapunda.

THE feature in the Grains and Fodder Pavilion at the 2021 Royal Adelaide Show is hay so the show society is urging producers to think about collecting samples now, while also introducing a new section to the competition.

Next year, a new schools section will be included - the best Junior Baled Hay.

Organisers are hoping the new section will encourage young people in primary and secondary school to enter hay from either their farm or of a relative, and in the process, promote the quality fodder which is produced in SA.

Grains and Fodder Committee deputy chair Peter Smith encouraged everyone to get involved.

"Even if you don't live on a farm or live in the city, you can ask your uncle or grandmother to help you collect a sample and store it ready to enter in May 2021," he said.

"All you need is either a small bale or a 10-kilogram sample from a big bale of the best hay on the farm.

"Store it safely where mice, birds or insects won't get in and it stays fresh and clean."

For more information, contact competition coordinator Kira Bains at kbains@adelaideshowground.com.au

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