National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

30 November 2015

Staffordshire FYFC continued its dominance in NFYFC stockjudging competitions at the 2015 English Winter Fair. Held at their own showground, the team collected the John Spear Trophy as winners of the Overall Team competition, narrowly beating Gwent FYFC who came 2nd and Yorkshire FYFC who came third.

The team consisted of Aimee Smith and Will Leese of Eccleshall YFC, alongside Peter James and his sister, Katie, of Leek YFC. It was yet another stockjudging triumph for Peter, having been crowned Stockman of the Year at Farm Skills Weekend earlier in the year, becoming the first ever Young Farmer to successfully defend that title.

Peter and Katie were also part of the Staffordshire FYFC team that won the John Spear trophy in 2013. Peter was placed first in the senior Beef Live and Carcase individual competition and he also won the Smithfield Trophy for beef live and carcase, alongside team-mate Aimee Smith. Aimee and Will took home the Mark Madders Trophy.

Peter said “This year has been a great year for me in the NFYFC Stockjudging Competitions.  After winning the National Stockman of the Year Competition in September, I am so pleased to have now taken the first place for the Beef Live and Carcase.  I am very passionate about Stock and Carcase judging and feel very proud to be successful in both competitions when competing against such a high standard from across the country.”

Elsewhere, a Cumbria FYFC team of Helen Brown and Mark Hurst took home the Bob Williams trophy and Georgina Hobson and Andrew Langthorne won the Smithfield Trophy for lamb live and carcase for Yorkshire.

A full list of Results from the English Winter Fair are available on our website.


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