National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

18 September 2009

Careers event success

Diary Event 2009 careers day event

dairy eventYoung Farmers helped educate teachers and careers advisers at the careers event held during this year’s RABDF Dairy Event and Livestock Show.

Around 20 careers professionals learned more about opportunities and skills required by jobs in the farming industry direct from Young Farmers working in a host of roles.

NFYFC agriculture and rural affairs committee chairman Doug Jackson and council member Colin Tucker gave day-in-the-life-of presentations to the visiting delegates illustrating the broad range of careers and available in farming – from agricultural consultancy and veterinary jobs, to lab technicians and equipment sales representatives.

The delegates were also given a tour of the YFC stockjudging competitions and the chance to chat to YFC members about futures in farming during the day, which was designed to improve the quality of careers advice being given to young people through schools and advisory services.

Doug Jackson said the event had been a great success and the delegates had gone away with a wealth of fresh knowledge to pass on to potential new entrants into farming.

“I think they do realise that agriculture is a serious career with prospects. The salaries did surprise them a bit and helped to illustrate that there are defined career paths and professionalism within the industry. The event will definitely help ensure that careers advisers are directing new entrants towards farming as a positive choice, not as an alternative.

“We know we have to promote agriculture as a serious career and taking part in this event was a positive first step which we hope to build on.”


Dairy event results

 Diary Event 2009 Winners


farmers guardian

This year’s Stockman of the Year and Young Stockjudge of the Year competitions were sponsored by Farmers Guardian.


Stockman of the Year

1st: Katie Brian (Worcestershire)

2nd: Menna Davies (Ceredigion)

3rd: Reuben Moss (Staffordshire)

Young Stockjudge of the Year

1st: Rebecca Watkins (Herefordshire)

2nd: Charlotte Watkins (Herefordshire)

3rd: Stuart Persey (Devon)


National Dairy Stockjudging finals

(Farmer and Stockbreeder Trophy)

Overall team:

1st: Lancashire B Team (Michael Dewhurst, Mark Myerscough, Louise Wood)

2nd: Yorkshire A Team (Frances Griffiths, Jennie Booth, Andy Stonehouse)

3rd: Carmarthenshire A Team (Rhydian Jones, Rhydian Thomas, Owain Harries)


National Junior Dairy Stockjudging finals

(The Famers’ Weekly Trophy)

1st: Lancashire B Team (Michael Dewhurst)

2nd: Cumbria B Team (Rachel Edminson)

3rd: Carmarthenshire A Team (Rhydian Jones)


National Intermediate Dairy Stockjudging finals

(JS Clark Perpetual Challenge Cup)

1st: Yorkshire A Team (Jennie Booth)

2nd: Staffordshire B Team (Lucy Hill)

3rd: Yorkshire B Team (Felicity Coates)

Senior Dairy Linear Assessment

(The Harold Jackson Perpetual Challenge Trophy)

1st: Carmarthenshire A (Owain Harries)

2nd: Lancashire B (Louise Wood)

3rd: Yorkshire B Team (Kathryn Butterfield)

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