It is fitting that Jarrod and Sarah Carroll, Rayview Park Pty Ltd, Kalgan, have been chosen to supply the heifers for this year’s Farm Weekly-WA Angus Breeders WIN 10 Angus Heifers and CAN-AM ‘Black Angus Motorbike’ Competition.
Like the 10 outstanding 2017-drop unmated heifers that will come out of their Angus herd for the competition, Jarrod and Sarah are young and enthusiastic and have a lifetime of cattle breeding ahead of them.
And also like the CAN-AM Outlander 450 STD, 4×4, fourwheel motorbike that this year’s lucky winner will also receive, the Carrolls are also very much on the move with their cattle operation.
Since 2011, the Rayview Park herd has continued to expand and 950 Angus breeders will calve down this year and are now run across 1673ha of owned and leased country.
With the 10 heifers valued at $15,400 including GST and the motorbike retailing for $9,999 inc GST the total value of the prize package on offer will sit at $25,400 this year, with one winner to take all.
Over the past decade the joint venture competition between WA’s biggest selling rural newspaper Farm Weekly and WA Angus Breeders, has seen more than $115,000 worth of heifers from Keysbrook, Gingin, Coolup, Wagerup, Denbarker, Esperance, Kojonup, Lake Grace and Wilga won by 10 lucky Farm Weekly subscribers.
WA Angus Society chairman Tony Sudlow said the competition has been a really successful partnership between Farm Weekly and Angus WA over the past decade and the competition has certainly stood the test of time.
“It is a fantastic competition and a win-win for everyone involved. As a society we certainly feel very privileged to be involved in such a long running competition with Farm Weekly,” Mr Sudlow said.
“The competition continues to grow each year in terms of the support we receive from our members and Farm Weekly, along with the entries received.
“Again this year, the competition provides a wonderful opportunity for any person interested in Angus cattle to win some of the best Angus heifers in the State. The added bonus this year, is that the lucky recipient will also win a limited edition CAN-AM Outlander ‘Black Angus Motorbike’ to muster their new herd.”
This year SEA-DOO Sport & Leisure, Ascot, has come on board with the competition and in association with Farm Weekly will be supplying the motorbike.
SEA-DOO Sport & Leisure general manager Matt Saba said the company was very pleased to be asked to be involved in the highly successful competition.
“As a company we have had a strong working relationship with Farm Weekly over the past decade in terms of advertising it, so to be involved in a competition like this which appears to be growing all the time is very appealing,” Mr Saba said.
“Our company has strong links with the agricultural industry through the sales and services of our products which are becoming popular within the industry.
“The winner of the CAN-AM Outlander ‘Black Angus Motorbike’ is going to be very happy with it as CAN-AM has gained a good reputation over the years for producing quality products.”
Farm Weekly general manager Trevor Emery said the WIN 10 Angus Heifers Competition was Farm Weekly’s longest-running competition spanning 11 years and Farm Weekly was pleased to once again be partnering WA Angus breeders to bring the competition to its readers.
“The competition has always been about offering some of the best commercial Angus genetics from within the State and we certainly think we have achieved this over the years, which is a credit to the breed,” he said.
“This year’s offering of heifers has again maintained the outstanding quality and I am sure they will grow out to be fantastic breeders in the future.”
Entry coupons will be published in Farm Weekly each week for nine weeks concluding on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Entries close with the last mail on Monday, February 19, 2018 with the prize draw taking place at the Farm Weekly office on Tuesday, February 20.
To be eligible to enter, readers must be an existing annual subscriber to Farm Weekly or become a new annual subscriber to Farm Weekly and they can enter as many times as they like subject to the terms and conditions of the competition, provided the entry is on an original entry coupon.
To subscribe or for more information, contact Farm Weekly on 08 9361 5000.
Feature Image: WA Angus Society vice chairman Mark Hattingh (left), SEA-DOO Sport & Leisure, Ascot, general manager Matt Saba and Farm Weekly livestock manager Jodie Rintoul with the CAN-AM Outlander 450 STD, 4×4, 4-wheel ‘Black Angus Motorbike’, part of the prize on offer in conjunction with 10 purebred, 2017 drop, unmated Angus heifers from Jarrod and Sarah Carroll, Rayview Park Pty Ltd, Kalgan, in this year’s Farm Weekly and WA Angus Breeders WIN 10 Angus Heifers and a CAN-AM Outlander ‘Black Angus Motorbike’ Competition. PHOTO: This promotional photograph was taken courtesy of Bruce and Gaye Campbell, Cooara Angus stud, at their Keysbrook property. The Angus cows and heifers pictured are not part of the prize package on offer
Second Image: Jarrod and Sarah Carroll, Kalgan, with their sons Hamish and Darcy with some of their Angus first calvers. Angus heifers from the Carroll’s herd have been selected to supply this year’s Farm Weekly-WA Angus Breeders WIN 10 Angus Heifers and CAN-AM ‘Black Angus Motorbike’ Competition