The promotion channelled nationally via Rural Stores (RD1, Farmlands, PGG & ATS); with the criteria for entry being proof of purchase.
Many of the rural outlets embraced the competition and dressed up their stores with impressive displays, some of whom acquired the loan of a Gator from their local John Deere™ outlet for the duration of the competition, and some enlisted the help of their faithful friends, their own dog!
Winners were drawn under police supervision at the Superior Chunky processing factory in Cambridge, on 15th July, and the lucky winners were notified and presented with their prizes at their local rural store during August by Richard Hurst (North Island Rep) and Marianne Lloyd (South Island Rep).
North Island Winner; Brent and Sandra Luetigheid, from Hikurangi. Northland Farmers, Brent and Sandra have been New Zealand dairy farmers for 20 years, moving from the Waikato, they now currently milk 500 cows on a 670 acre block based in Puhi-Puhi near Hikurangi. They own two Huntaway working farm dogs plus three hunting dogs, all raised and fed on Superior Chunky. Brent and Sandra love the fact that the product is made in New Zealand and from human grade meat, and see clear results in their dog’s health and vitality. They are looking forward to using the new vehicle to assist with supplement feeding during the winter months.
South Island Winners; Susan & Robert Hayward, from Albury near Timaru. Susan and Robert manage two properties in Albury, 400ha of rolling tussock high country and a 600ha rolling downs block that has been in the family for 35 years. A stock manager and shepherd general work on the property and manage their daily tasks with 11 working dogs. The Haywards stock approximately 1800 ewes, with the addition of an Angus Stud and 300 breeding cows and a number of dairy grazers. Susan and Roger will enjoy using the Gator around their high country block.