Archive Article: 1997/10/31

31 October 1997

Young Farmers Club Round-up

AT Wales YFCs annual challenge weekend held in Newport, Gwent, Ceredigion federation received the Western Mail trophy for gaining most points in the competitions programme in the past year and Brecknock received the Beynon Thomas junior trophy for gaining most points in the juniors competitions.

&#8226 Julie Cheaker of Olveston YFC took the championship in the YFC Calf Show held at the South West Dairy Show, Royal Bath and West Showground and Emma Norman from Frome YFC was runner-up. Julie was exhibiting a Limousin heifer called Dynamite and Emma was exhibiting a Holstein Friesian heifer called Ciderhouse Dobinator Rochelle.

&#8226 Lord Plumb will be the guest speaker at Warwick-shire County Federations 60th anniversary dinner and dance at the Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, on Sat, Nov 15. Past members are invited to help the present ones celebrate. Contact Dawn Stanley (01676-522577).

&#8226 Llandygwydd YFC will present two cheques to charities at its 40th anniversary dinner early next month. Cardigan Cancer Care and Cardigan MS will each receive £1000 from the young farmers as a result of a 36-hour sponsored ploughathon carried out in August.

&#8226 Meriden YFC, Worcs, raised more than £1000 for charity and club funds with a 48-hour ploughing marathon at Home Farm, Packington Park, during which members ploughed 46ha (114 acres).

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