| Rural News |
Sharp young farmers, sick of being fenced out by their elders, finally have a chance to build a new legacy.
The annual fencing championships held at the National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek have strung up a new contest for those under 21.
The Silver Staples contest will see teams of two compete to build a 40 metre, three-wired fence.
The contest will take place after the first three days of heats from the top Golden Pillars division, giving contestants a chance to see the best ply their trade, before digging their own posts.
Fencing Committee chair Warwick Hay says the contest provides an excellent opportunity for young fencers to get to grips with the rigours of fencing competition.
“For these people, competing in front of an audience will be something new and possibly nerve racking but the experience will put them in good stead if in future they wish to enter the Golden Pliers singles competition.”
The Silver Staples will be held on Saturday 16 June.