Manawatu farmers dominated the Taranaki/Manawatu regional final of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest.
The contest, at New Plymouth's Yarrow Stadium on Saturday, was won by Brad Lewis, a member of Manawatu's Opiki Club.
Marton's Peter Fitz-Herbert was second and Midhirst's Roger Dettling of Central Taranaki Club, who was the winner of the Agri-Sport Challenge, pipped Alton Club's Liam Richardson for third.
Dettling, 26, was pleased to have built on his eighth placing from last year and to have taken out the agri-sport section of the contest.
Dettling said he had "a bit to work on" for next year's competition.
The regional final's convenor, Paul Duynhoven, said Saturday's event was a success.
"We got some great feedback about the venue and there was a good turnout of spectators."
- Taranaki Daily News
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