National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

12 July 2013

Cumbria came out top of the counties at the 2013 NFYFC Dairy Stockjudging Finals at the Great Yorkshire Show after winning four awards, two of them first places.

When it came to teamwork, Cumbria’s two teams were both in the top three. Cumbria A’s team stock judging skills were deemed to be the best in the competition, while Cumbria B’s team were in third place behind Lancashire A.

Robert Lawrence from Cumbria also won the Intermediate Dairy Stockjudging trophy and Daniel Bargh came second in the Senior Category. 

Robert’s brother Michael was in the winning Cumbria A team:

“We won the team trophy three years ago and it feels good to win again. I’ve been stockjudging for six or seven years and myself and my brothers work on a dairy farm all day so I think you defiantly get better with practice.”

Blue skies and sunshine made a perfect backdrop for this year’s Dairy Stockjudging competition. And it seems the sun was also shining on Yorkshire, who walked away with two first prizes in the Junior and Senior categories. Jennifer Booth came first in the Seniors and Megan Beecroft was the best in the Juniors.

The aim of the annual competition is to give members the opportunity to put their training to the test by judging high quality livestock and to present their findings to industry experts. Members also have the opportunity for feedback and advice from the experts.

The winners were as follows:

Team results
1st place: Cumbria A
2nd place: Lancashire A
3rd place: Cumbria B

Senior Category
1st place: Jennifer Booth, Yorkshire
2nd place: Daniel Bargh, Cumbria
3rd place: James Pratt, Yorkshire

Intermediate Category
1st place: Robert Lawrence, Cumbria
2nd place: Steven Harris, Cornwall
3rd place: Rhys Jones, Carmarthenshire, Lauren Meredith, Herefordshire, Shannon Belfield, Staffordshire

Junior Category
1st place: Megan Beecroft, Yorkshire
2nd place: Chlow Harris, Herefordshire
3rd place: James Hodgkinson, Derbyshire

For the full results visit our competition results page and check out all the picture from the event on the NFYFC Facebook Page.


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