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Young Farmers Round-up

6 March 1998

Young Farmers Round-up

GWENT young farmers have been surveying hotels, public houses and other food outlets to discover where they purchase their meat and its country of origin. They discovered that most claimed to serve only British meat but were unsure when asked to prove the fact. Those that could prove they served British beef were given the MLC Proud to serve British beef poster and sticker.

&#8226 Islip YFC, Oxon is preparing to undertake a 30-hour sponsored muck spread to raise money for club funds. It is to begin at Warren Farm Teaching College at 10am on Sat, Mar 7.

&#8226 Rachel Atherton of Ashley YFC is Staffordshire federations YFC member of the year. The junior title holder is Jeffery Tabernor (14) of Stone YFC.

&#8226 Craswall YFC won the Agricultural Valuers Association trophy for the top scoring club at Herefordshire Young Farmers 50th annual hedging match which was held at Marlbrook Farm, near Leominster. Welsh Newton YFC was second and last years winner, Longtown YFC, was third.

The new team at the top of Devon Federation:

(L to R) Vice chairman

Jason Quance (Shebbear YFC), county chairman Liz Harvey (Totnes YFC) and junior

vice chairman

Julie Ellett (Newton St Cyres YFC).

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YOUNG FARMERS ROUND-UP

3 October 1997

YOUNG FARMERS ROUND-UP

OXFORDSHIRE federation has been awarded £53,862 over a three-year period from the National Lottery Charities Board to set up five new junior clubs across the county and to employ a part-time qualified youth worker. The clubs for 10-16 year olds are to be set up in rural areas but their locations have yet to be determined.

&#8226 ALL 12 county federations took part in Wales YFC Festival of Sport at Brecon Leisure Centre. There were nine activities, ranging from football to cross country. Montgomery was the overall winner with a total of 19 points, Ceredigion second with 16, and Carmarthen third with 14.

&#8226 GWENT federations duck race, which involved 2000 yellow plastic ducks, raised £1200 towards funding the Wales YFC challenge weekend which the county is hosting this year.

&#8226 MAENDY YFC from Glamorgan was the top scoring club at Monouthshire Show, and Bedwas YFC, Gwent the runner up.

&#8226 EXETER and District YFC is planning a 50th anniversary dinner and dance which will take place at the Devon Hotel, Exeter on Nov 14. Tickets £16. Contact Richard (01626-891377).

Young stockjudge of the year finalists with Peter Brown (back left) of the Midland Bank, the sponsors, and NFYFC chairman Peter Morris.

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YOUNG FARMERS ROUND-UP

2 February 1996

YOUNG FARMERS ROUND-UP

ECCLESHALL YFC, Staffs is seeking past members to help celebrate the clubs 40th anniversary. A dinner dance is planned for Feb 9 and a charity ball for the summer. Contact chairman Karen Bell (01785-850249).

lSt Mabyns YFC, Cornwalls oldest club, also seeks past members to help celebrate the clubs 60th anniversary with a dinner and dance at Newquay on Mar 10 and strawberries and champagne on June 28. Contact Carole Grigg (01208-841276).

lWest Sussex federation is holding a golden jubilee ball on Sep 21 at Goodwood racecourse. Contact county office (01798-873926).

lNorfolk federation is losing more than £20,000 in county council grants this year and a Friends of Norfolk Young Farmers scheme has been devised to help raise funds. An annual subscription of £18 or £25 for a couple entitles friends to many gifts, invitations and concessions. Details from county office (01603-748717).

lAt East Sussex federations agm, Battle YFC received the trophy for gaining most points in competitions during the past year and Heathfield the award for increased membership.

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YOUNG FARMERS ROUND-UP

26 May 1995

YOUNG FARMERS ROUND-UP

THE NFYFC is offering members, ex-members, families and friends a YFC subscriber package costing £10. Benefits include discounts for the Royal Show, the Royal Smithfield Show and BUPA health care and free copies of Ten-26, the YFC diary and the NFYFC annual report.

&#8226 Littlehey Prison is the venue for Cambridgeshire Young Farmers rally and country show. The date is Sat, May 27 and the attractions include helicopter rides and a catapult range. Young farmer competitions include the Flintstone buggy race. Inquiries (01223-862115).

&#8226 Motorsports for the very young are among the attractions at Berkshire Country Fayre being run by Maidenhead YFC on behalf of the county federation on Sun, May 28. Details (01628-482471), mobile (0850-235089).

&#8226 Eccleshall YFC won the award for the top scoring club at Staffordshires county rally with Leek YFC runner up and Uttoxeter third.

Yorkshire young farmers (L to R) Nick Byass, Sue Hall and Olly Heywood (appearing as Mole, Ratty and Olly from Wind in the Willows) with Julie Parker of Hydro Agri, sponsors of their 24hr non-stop charity drive in aid of Cancer Research.

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