The National Young Show Stars event (1-2 April) at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern saw more than 100 young people demonstrate various skills in livestock showing, auctioneering and butchering.
The competitors, aged between eight and 24, demonstrated their ability in marketing, clipping, trimming and presentation, ring craft, auctioneering, butchering and their general knowledge of the industry.
“For year one, the event has exceeded our expectations. The aim all along has been to put young people at the forefront of a farming event and give them the profile and credit they deserve,” says chairman Neil Lloyd.
Here are a few pictures from the event.
Winning auctioneer William Alexander from NW Auctioneers.
The winning dairy challenge team was the Jersey Girls, sponsored by the Jersey Cattle Society. Included in the photograph is judges Glyn Lucas (left and Ross Murray (right) with team members Andrea Vale, Zoe Clear and Sarah Howie and a representative from sponsors Dairy Pro.
Winning pig team the Spotty Trotters – Oliver Lightfoot, Sarah Whiteley and Ella Kirtley with judges Brian Knight and Tom Herring with event chairman Neil Lloyd.
Competition was close throughout in the butcher section with judge Michael Alford (right) alongside winner Ben Greenfield (second right) and runner up Ben Morton (second left) with event chairman Neil Lloyd (left).
The winning beef team, The Blue Bandits, with The British Blue Society secretary Andy Ryder, judges Tim Bodily, Nairn Wyylie, Robert Clarke, Bridget Borlase and team members Issy Hartley, Millie Hendy and Stephanie Dick.