Competing at the FMG Young Farmer of the Year is addictive for Logan Wallace.
Mr Wallace has bagged a second chance at FMG Young Farmer of the Year.
The 28-year-old Waipahi man has been named the Otago/Southland Young Farmer of the Year for a second time.
He reclaimed the title after taking out the hotly contested Otago/Southland Regional Final in Winton during the weekend.
He absolutely enjoyed the competition and this is the last time he can enter because of his age, he said.
The competition provided a good platform to meet people and make great contacts, he said.
The competition was also a good learning ground, it allowed him to learn about other fields within the agriculture industry and emerging technology.
Mr Wallace leases a 290ha farm, 270ha effective, from his parents Ross and Alexa.
The flock consists of Romney/Texel sheep. Last season the farm recorded a 146% lambing percentage.
The average lamb weight was 18kg, which was down on the previous season average of 19kg, due to the exceptionally dry weather conditions, he said.
The YFC event involved eight finalists tackling a series of gruelling modules, including a fast-paced agri-knowledge quiz.
It was his fourth time competing in a regional final.
“I’m stoked with the result, the organising committee did an awesome job,” Mr Wallace said.
The win has secured the sheep farmer a spot in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year grand final in Invercargill in July.
“I’d like to thank my parents in advance for all the hard work they’re going to be putting in looking after the farm over the next couple of months.”
“I learned a lot last time, I know my weaknesses that I need to work on. So, if I can pull them up, that will help a lot.”
He also won the Meridian Energy Agri-Knowledge Challenge and won the Agri-Sports Challenge.
Agricultural consultant Alan Harvey came second and won the Ravensdown Agri-Skills Challenge.
Wyndham sheep and beef farmer Matt McRae was third and won the Massey University Agri-Growth Challenge.
Logan will face-off against six other finalists in July.