National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Stockman of the Year (28 & Under)

National final:

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September 2022

(Written Project & Vet Tasks Saturday 3 September, with Stockjudging on Sunday 4 September, 2021).

Entries close:

Friday 29 July 2022



Outline of competition:

Competitors of this national competition final will be required to complete a written project on stock management. The project should be submitted to NFYFC two weeks prior to the date of the final. Competitors will be interviewed on the content of their project. 

Competitors will be questioned by a veterinary surgeon on animal health and husbandry and will be required to demonstrate practical tasks as directed by the veterinary surgeon. Competitors will be required to:

  • Place and give reasons on six beef animals judged as butchers animals 
  • Place and give reasons on six breeding ewes judged for breeding potential
  • Place and give reasons on six butchers pigs judged for slaughter (should access to pigs be limited then it may be necessary to substitute with butchers lambs)
  • Place and give reasons on six dairy animals as productive animals
  • Animals in each ring will be designated A, B, C, X, Y, Z. All rings will operate simultaneously.


Stockman of the Year 

General Rules

When to book in:


Where to book in: 


Presentation of Awards:


Stockjudging guidelines:

Stockjudging Video & AHDB Website

Checklist of things to bring with you on the day:

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18s - Copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form - Completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID
  • White Coat
  • Pen

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