National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

05 September 2011

Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFC) competitors from across England and Wales put their stockjudging and stock management skills to the test at the weekend.  Young Farmers’ competed in the NFYFC Young Stockjudge, Stockman of the Year and Efficiency with Safety finals Harper Adams University College, Shropshire.

Herefordshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (FYFC’s) Charlotte Watkins took first prize for the Young Stockjudge of the Year competition, winning the Midland Bank Perpetual Challenge Trophy, with Gwent FYFC’s Aled Groucott placed second and Robert Walker of Lancashire FYFC coming a very close third.

First place in the Stockman of the Year competition went to John Critchley from Lancashire FYFC’s who was awarded the Midland Bank Perpetual Challenge Silver Salver; with Carmarthenshire FYFC’s Meinir Jones taking second place and Yorkshire FYFC’s Katrina Donaldson came in third.

Eight teams came forward from the regional rounds of the Efficiency with Safety competition to battle for the ATS Euromaster Trophy in the 2011 NFYFC national final.

Gwent FYFC’s team of Jason Bradley, Simon Clarkson, Louise Thomas and Owain Williams were the winning team after a gruelling day of competing which involved machinery safety checks, maintenance tasks and dealing with a mocked farm accident.  Pembrokeshire FYFC (Sion Rowlands, Berwyn John  Warlow, Lowri Warlow and Michael Williams) were placed second and Derbyshire (David Brocksopp, Jonathan Hayes was awarded third place.

Full results are available in the competitions section of the NFYFC website at, and photos from the event can be downloaded here!


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