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Quality Fencing Rewarded

22 June 2005

Quality Fencing Rewarded At The Golden Pliers Fencing Competition At National Fieldays

Judges at the 2005 Fieldays Waikato Draught/ Wiremark Fencing Championships sent a clear message that quality is vital in the fencing business, with the prestigious Golden Pliers Trophy going to the most thorough fencer, Owen Peterson.

Mr Peterson who placed 7th in 2004, took out this year's final by 2 points thanks to the quality of workmanship he exhibited, despite having the slowest time. Competitors were required to put up a 40 metre line wire fence using Wiremark fencing wire, two diagonal strainer assemblies and nine posts with scores based on speed, quality and appearance.

Mr Peterson says Wiremark is the preferred wire of his team at Owhango, near Taumaranui. "Using good quality gear is essential in fencing and we use Wiremark wire as it's strong and easy to tie." Along with the Golden Pliers Trophy he was awarded $5,000 and a Stihl prize package and all finalists received Wiremark merchandise.

Warren Grayson of Pacific Wire, one of the major competition sponsors, believes that product innovation is central to maintaining and improving the quality and longevity of fences in New Zealand. "Pacific Wire is proud to once again to be sponsors of a competition which attracts the best fencers in the world. Farmers benefit as the event ensures the high standards demanded by the industry are maintained by the up and coming young fencers, who get to improve their skills and compete against leaders in the field. The consolation round gives those first timers the opportunity to learn from their mistakes without having to wait another year before putting things right.

"When sound technique is combined with the latest advances in wire technology farmers receive the highest level of performance from their investment. Pacific Wire is committed to innovating and lifting the profile of fencing in the rural market. Pacific Wire is keen to foster and encourage young fencers and ensure the professionalism of the fencing trade."


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