Fourth ANZ Young Farmer Contest Grand Finalist Named
Sully Alsop is the fourth Grand Finalist to be named in the 2015 ANZ Young Farmer Contest.
The thirty-one year old took first place at the East Coast Regional Final in Greytown on Saturday 21 March.
Mr Alsop went home with a prize pack worth over $10,000 including cash, scholarships and products and services from ANZ,
FMG, Lincoln University, Ravensdown, AGMARDT, Silver Fern Farms, Honda, Husqvarna and Vodafone.
This is Sully’s second and final time competing at Grand Final level. Not only does he “age out” of competition but
Contestants are only able to compete at Grand Final level twice. Sully works as a sheep and beef consultant in Masterton
as well as running a 370 hectare sheep and beef operation with his wife. Sully also took home top honours in the Lincoln
University Agri-Growth Challenge as well as the Ravensdown Agri-Skills Challenge.
Mr Alsop is off to the Grand Final in Taupo, 2 – 4 July where he will battle it out for the Champion’s title and more
than $270,000 in prizes.
The East Coast Regional Final Practical was held at Memorial Park in Greytown where a knowledgeable crowd watched the
strong group of eight contestants display the best of their farming knowledge and skill. The contestants were put
through their paces in a variety of challenging modules, from fitting a horse’s bridle to building outdoor furniture
with pallets, touching on all aspects of farming from practical, hands-on tasks to theory and business components.