Well done to all clubs who put on a great showcase of their talent over the two day Nottinghamshire County Show. The YFC marquee was a buzz with members, and their exhibits. Over 170 exhibits were displayed in the YFC area, from floral art to ginger bread houses, with the usual Scrap Metal and woodwork displayed outside, all to this years National federation of Young Farmers theme; Family.
Well done to Collingham YFC who were awarded the Mrs GF Hollingworth trophy for the Cube exhibit, the metalwork trophy went to Jack Briggs of Worksop YFC, and the Prudential Perpetual Challenge Cup for overall exhibits was a tightly fought battle, but was won by Tuxford YFC, with runners up Collingham YFC and 3rd place Papplewick YFC.
Saturday afternoon saw four clubs pitted against each other in the Lawnmower Challenge, which took place in the main ring. Technical errors and peeking too earlier where to blame for Tuxford and Lowdham not completing the race, but a nail biting end saw COLLINGHAM crowned Lawnmower champions, closely followed by Worksop. Thank you to Calum Grant, who did a great job with the commentary.
As ever Sunday saw YFC members dotted around the stock lines, in white coats waiting to do their stock judging. This year saw over 100 entries in the Beef, Dairy and Butchers Lamb, the horse judging had taken place on the Thursday evening before the show at NTU Brackenhurst. Thanks to NTU Brackenhurst and all the stock handlers for giving up your time for the YFC competitions.
The club gaining the highest points overall in the stock judging went to Tuxford YFC who were awarded the Society’s Perpetual Challenge Trophy, with 2nd place Lowdham and 3rd place Papplewick.
The Roy Turner Junior stock judge challenge cup for highest scoring stock judger in the junior classes was presented to Daisy Haigh of Tuxford YFC and the Mick Saxby Memorial Trophy for highest scoring overall stock judger was presented to Lottie Weaver of Lowdham YFC.
Other awards were presented to the Members Member, which was voted on by all clubs, and awarded jointly to Sammy Allen of Collingham and Josh Billyard of Caunton YFC.
Worksop YFC were also named Club of the Year, with Southwell in the runners up spot and 3rd place Collingham.
Further thanks go to Newark Showground, who provide YFC with a marquee, large pitch and members tickets over the weekend. Sponsors Tallents Solicitors, Duncan & Toplis and Sherwood Marquees who provided this years hospitality area.
The Friends of YFC initiative was officially launched at the show, thank you to those people who helped out in the marquee and those who have generously signed up.
Next stop the County Rally 13th June….