Prize makes life on the farm bit easier

Chris and Sue Braid accept the Honda XR190 from Martin Gay and Emily Fowler.
Chris and Sue Braid accept the Honda XR190 from Martin Gay and Emily Fowler.

Life on the farm will be a little bit easier for Sue and Chris Braid having won a Honda XR190 motorcycle thanks to Thompson's Rural Supplies and Virbac Animal Health.

The motorcycle was the prize for a local promotion Virbac was running to support rural communities.

Both Mr and Mrs Braid said the motorcycle would be a handy addition.

"It's good to see products like this given away by Thompson's and Virbac, we really appreciate it," they said.

"We've got properties spread apart so this will be a handy addition to our tools.

"Thanks to Virbac for this giveaway, we buy Cydectin Eweguard from them. It's got the drench and vaccine all in one it's a labour-saving device and so is the bike.

"We were joking every time we came in that they should just load it on the ute now."

Thompson's Rural Supplies Manager, Martin Gay, said he enjoyed supporting the community.

"I'm pleased to take part and support Virbac they are a great Australian company," he said.

"We're happy to have a local draw with prizes going to local customers. It's always good to be able to support our locals and provide them with these opportunities."

South West Slopes and Riverina Area Sales Manager, Emily Fowler, said the company was also pleased to be helping local communities.

"We get great joy in rewarding loyal customers and working with people like Martin who continue to be very good supporters of our brand," she said.

"We are an R&D company, so good support from resellers and farmers allows us to continue to bring new products to the market, such as Tridectin sheep drench.

"With recent widespread rainfall, the landscapes are experiencing a positive turn which whilst fantastic may present challenges in livestock health. I encourage graziers to ensure they have a plan for their livestock moving through the back half of the year.

"It has been an absolute pleasure giving back to those who support our products and the deserving winners Chris and Sue Braid."