National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

01 October 2020

NFYFC’s national live and carcase stockjudging competition will be held online this November, in conjunction with the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society, after the cancellation of the English Winter Fair, where the competition was due to be hosted.

The virtual contest, which is sponsored by Rutland Electric Fencing, will follow the same format as the live event but competitors will be asked to view cattle online and submit their reasons to the judges via video.

National finalists will be asked to judge four beef cattle and four pigs, as well as four beef and pig carcases. Video recordings of the cattle and carcases will be made available for finalists to view for a limited time and then entrants will be asked to record their reasons and submit them to the judges.

The timetable for the event will run as follows:

Monday 16 November 

Release Beef Live & Carcase Videos to competitors

Tuesday 17 November 

Release Pig Live & Carcase Videos to competitors

Wednesday 18 November

Entries close for the Beef Live & Carcase 6pm

Thursday 19 November 

Entries close for the Pig Live & Carcase 6pm

Place Marks to be sent to the Judges

Judges to Mark the Beef Live and & Carcase Entries.

Friday 20 November

Placing Marks to be sent to the Judges

Judges to Mark the Pig Live and & Carcase Entries.

Saturday 21 November

Judges to give their feedback to the competitors at 7pm

Results at 8pm.

Five trophies are available for the winning teams, including the Smithfield trophies, Mark Madders Trophy, Bob Williams Trophy and the overall John Spear Trophy for the highest scoring team.

All winning competitors will receive prize cards and certificates of achievement and AHDB are also offering prize money for the winners.

Competitions Steering Group Chairman Grace Millbank said: “It’s fantastic that we can still host this competition and we’re already seeing County Federations organising their county rounds at the moment using online formats. We know everyone will miss the excitement of being at the English Winter Fair but this is the safest way to run the competition this year and means everyone can still get to practise their skills and enjoy that sense of achievement by taking part in this popular YFC competition.”

For more information about taking part in the Stockjudging competition and to download the rules visit the Beef live and carcase page and Pigs live and carcase page


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