Stock Judging, Stockman of the year and Shearing Competition
Sunday 29th April – Kindly sponsored by Berrys
On Sunday it was another busy day for the Competitions Committee with a slightly more traditional competition. The day started off with Shropshire Show Stockjudging which warmed the competitors up for the much-anticipated Stockman of the Year!
Competitors headed to south Shropshire where the rain just about held off all day. A sea of white coats flooded the yard at 12.30pm for our 2018 Stockman of the Year competition. It was great to see some new faces competing in both the senior and junior categories. This year the competition was very competitive with only a few points separating those at the top of the scoreboard. The competitors had to complete a questionnaire and judge four categories which were Dairy, Ewes, Lambs and Beef cattle. Thanks to the judges for their thorough adjudication and valuable feedback that the provided the competitors. Results for both categories of the competition can be found below.
Senior Stockman of the year
1st Fred Allen - Cleobury Mortimer YFC
2nd Chris Potter – Dorrington YFC
3rd Robyn Hardman – Nesscliffe YFC
4th Gareth Ellis – Whittington and Oswestry YFC
5th Sam Jones – Wem YFC
6th Rachel Lokier - Wem YFC
Junior Stockman of the Year:
1st Reece Howells – Brown Clee YFC
2nd Hannah Morgan – Wem YFC
3rd Zac Jones – Wem YFC
4th Kate Ireland – Dorrington YFC
5th Izzie Davies – Dorrington YFC
6th Becky Davies – Dorrington YFC
Best of luck to Fred Allen, Chris Potter, Reece Howells and Hannah Morgan who are off to West Midland Area to represent Shropshire YFC.
In the afternoon following our Stockman of the Year competition we had the Shearing competition. This year the Shearing features as a national competition. A huge thank you to Les Andrews who came along to judge this very competitive competition.
1st Chris Potter – Dorrington YFC
2nd Robyn Hardman – Nesscliffe YFC
3rd Will Dale – Rushbury and Cardington YFC
4th Richard Bailey – Nesscliffe YFC
1st Vikki Powell - Brown Clee YFC
2nd Beth Rogers - Ludlow YFC
3rd Rachel Lokier – Wem YFC
A special thank you must also go to Mr and Mrs Potter for hosting the competition for us all day at Oak Tree Farm and also to Mr and Mrs Higgins who hosted us for the dairy stock judging.
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