National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

17 November 2014

It was a proud weekend for Gwent Young Farmers, Rhys Cooke and Rhys Whittingham, as they helped their county achieve success at the 2014 English Winter Fair at the Staffordshire County Showground.

Along with their team-mates, Andrew Watkins and Trevor Bowen, Gwent YFC (pictured right) took home three of the top five NFYFC stockjudging trophies. Cooke and Whittingham, from Raglan YFC, triumphed in their respective Pig Live and Carcase competitions, winning the Smithfield Trophy, while Whittingham and Bowen won the Bob Williams trophy for the highest combined score in the senior competition.

26 teams across 12 counties in England and Wales competed in various stockjudging competitions over the weekend of 15th & 16th November 

Staffordshire continued their impressive run in this competition, taking home the two remaining trophies. Sally Leese and Matthew Wright (below right) took home the Smithfield trophy for their combined scores in the Beef Live & Carcase competition. Sally, along with team-mate Emily Cartmail, won the Mark Madders Trophy for the highest combined score in the intermediate competition for pigs and beef.

But it was Gwent who had the last laugh, winning the much-coveted John Spear Trophy for accumulating the highest marks across all competitions. Staffordshire took 2nd place while Devon finished 3rd.

David Hamer, Chairman of the NFYFC Competitions Steering Group, said: "On behalf of NFYFC, I would like to thank, the Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society for their continued support and for hosting our competition, Bradshaw Brothers for providing today’s carcases, the exhibitors who allowed us to judge their live pigs and cattle and EBLEX for once again sponsoring the competition and Katie Brian for coming along to present the prizes."

A full list of results is available on the NFYFC Results page.

You can also see the best photos from the weekend's competition by visiting the NFYFC Facebook page. 





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