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May the best crop win.

Entries have opened for the annual Winter Feed Crop Challenge, which aims to raise money for the Rural Support Trust, along with Poolburn and Omakau schools.

The event, which is into its fourth year, is usually held annually but due to Covid-19 it did not go ahead last year.

Winter Feed Crop Challenge chairman Cam Nicolson was pleased to announce the event was back on the agenda and gaining momentum.

Categories include irrigated and dryland options for fodder beet, swedes, kale, turnips, rape, mixed crop and the biggest weed.

People wanting to enter the competition, which finishes with an award night, dinner and auction at the RSA in Alexandra on May 21, can contact the Poolburn or Omakau schools.

Entries can also be made via the Facebook page; Central Otago Winter Feed Competition.

The previous event, in 2019, raised $66,000, which was distributed among various Omakau area community groups, including Poolburn and Omakau schools, the Omakau Domain Board for the proposed community hub and Omakau Earnscleugh Collie Club.