Ripping it up for the national title

The National Ploughing Championships were held at the Cowra property “Raintree” on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13.

The championships saw competitors from New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania battling it out for the right to go to the International Ploughing Championships in Germany next year.

The competition is held over two days with each competitor having to plough a plot 100 metres long by 20 metres wide with a time limit of three hours to complete.

National Ploughing Championships organiser, Simon Fazzari, said they had a tough competition but were very grateful property owner William Bennett for donating land for the competition.

“It’s very hard to find people who will donate land,” he said.

“But the owners do see a result in the crops they grow afterwards and William has supported us before.”

Three Victorians ended up winning this years National Championships Shaun Carson in the conventional category, Brett Loughridge in the reversible category and Peter Gardiner in the vintage category.