The candidates are marked on their achievements in the following areas:

  • Grazing infrastructure.
  • Grass measurement.
  • Soil and sward management.
  • Sustainability.
  • Outcome in terms of grass production and utilisation, and animal output.
  • Fourteen finalists achieving an average production of 14.5tDM/ha and utilisation of 11tDM/ha have made it into the final round of judging.