Three finalists compete for animal health gong

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Elisha and Ryan Willing, of Condingup, with Dr Enoch Bergman.
Camera IconElisha and Ryan Willing, of Condingup, with Dr Enoch Bergman. Credit: Virbac Australia

A WA farmer is among the top three finalists in a national animal health competition.

This morning, Goldfields-Esperance region cattle producer Ryan Willing was announced as a finalist in Virbac Australia’s Multimin Performance Ready Challenge.

Queensland cattle breeder Don McConnel and Victorian dairy farmer Renee Murfeet are also vying for the gong.

As part of the competition, seven livestock producers have been competing in a program designed to test Virbac’s Multimin product for the last year.

The program is designed to determine if Multimin — an injection used to increase trace minerals in sheep and cattle — improves pregnancy test rates, conception and immune function.

Mr Willing, who farms near Condingup about 100km east of Esperance with wife Elisha, achieved more than 90 per cent conception when pregnancy was tested in October.

A public voting period has opened to determine the competition winner, with polls to close on May 5.

The champion is set to be announced on May 6.

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