National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

17 August 2012

The youngsters of Herefordshire FYFC showed off their skills in the ever-popular Junior Field Day at the Hereford Cattle Market. With 28 different competitions, including cookery, floral art, woodwork and photography there was something for everyone! Pontrilas YFC and Kington YFC impressed the judges of the ‘Space’ themed Junior Exhibit Competition and they will now go forward to compete at the Three Counties Show in Malvern. Another competition making a welcome reappearance was the ‘Farmyard Band’, with teams making tuneful music from bits and pieces found around the farm! Members also learnt about how to operate a tractor and plough safely and carry out basic checks on a car.

The junior members from Teme Valley YFC followed up the Club's success at the County Rally and came away with the winning NFU trophy on the day.  Junior members from Eardisley YFC put in a strong challenge and gained 2nd place overall.  The 3 Junior members from Lugg Valley YFC made a sterling effort and were well rewarded with the Roger Williams Trophy.  

07 August 2012

A team from Radnor Valley YFC have won top honours at the Royal Welsh show. Helen Powell and Charlotte Jones, who qualified to represent Radnor County at the show came first in the "Wedding Stationery" competition in the YFC section. The competition involved designing and making a selection of Wedding Stationery, from invitations to favour boxes. The competition was up against among 11 other entries from the welsh counties and judged by Gwer Davies who runs a wedding stationery business. The girls are seen pictured receiving the HTV Wales trophy from a representative of Reaseheath college, competition sponsors.

06 August 2012

Two sisters from Herefordshire YFC are through to national stockjudging finals, after proving their mettle in the ring. Charlotte and Megan Watkins, both members of Craswall YFC, stormed to victory after racking up some impressive scores at the West Midland Area Stockjudging competition, held at Worcester Cattle Market.

All competitors had to judge four rings of stock –dairy cows, butchers cattle, butchers lambs and breeding ewes— as well as complete an animal health and husbandry questionnaire.

In the Stockman of the Year competition, Charlotte beat 43 other competitors to first place, dropping just two points in the breeding ewes event. Twelve year old Megan also took the top spot in the Young Stockjudge of the Year competition.

The sisters will now go forward to represent Herefordshire in the national finals, which will be held at Hartpury College on the 15th and 16th September.


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