Could your tidy farm net you a grand?

A new competition is boasting prizes of up to £1,000 for farmers who impress a team of judges with their spotless yards.

The ‘Tidy Farmyard Awards’, which are run by NFU Mutual, aim to recognise those who make a special effort to ensure their farmyards are as safe and practical as they can be.

What you need to do

In order to enter, you need to submit four pictures showing why yours is the tidiest farm in Northern Ireland.

Winners will be recognised at county level, with county winners going through to the final.

A presentation will take place in May to award the top three place prizes:
  • £1,000 for first place;
  • £500 for second;
  • £300 for third.

Prizes of £100 will also be awarded to each of the remaining finalists.

Submissions are already open – so make your farmyard ‘picture perfect’ to be in with a chance of winning £1,000.

‘Safe and practical’

Maintaining a well-kept farmyard can have a positive impact on both efficiency and safety.

To maximise the chance of your workplace being crowned the ‘Tidiest Farmyard 2018’, bear in mind that the competition judges will be looking at how the design of your farmyard, its general tidiness and the approach you take to health and safety all contribute to making your farm as safe and practical as it can be.

For example, your pictures could show how you:
  • Separate your farm and home;
  • Store machinery and equipment on your farm;
  • Approach signage, warnings and marked routes for deliveries;
  • Fence off dangerous areas.

To enter, or to find more information, visit the NFU Mutual website.