11 Apr 2011

Southland young farmer decided

6:13 am on 11 April 2011

Persistence paid off for the winner of the Southland final of the national young farmer contest in Winton at the weekend.

Hayden Peter, 28, a stud stock manager from Winton, was placed third in last year's regional final.

With 209 points, he ended well clear of second-placed Tuatapere sheep farmer Nathan Parris, 29, on 184 points.

The last of the regional young farmer finals before the grand final in June will be the Aorangi contest at Fairlie on Easter Monday.