7 March 1997


THE Three Counties Agricultural Society will stage its bicentenary show this year which is also the 50th year in which its show has had a Young Farmers section.

The young farmers intend celebrating their anniversary during the show (June 10-12) and all who served as show committee chairmen and secretaries are asked to contact Glyn Morgan (01981-550282/fax 01981-550800). The names of past secretaries and most chairmen are on record, but Glyn is keen to know who chaired the committee in the years 1947, 50, 52, 54 and 57. If you can help, please contact him as soon as possible.

lCornwalls Threemilestone & District YFC has arranged a programme of events to celebrate the clubs golden jubilee year. Past members who would like a copy should contact Mrs Elizabeth Pollard (01209-890191).

lBromsgrove young farmers raised a further £1200 for the Snowball Appeal with their giant Christmas cracker push over the 13-mile journey from Bromsgrove to Worcester. This brings the total they have raised for the appeal to more than £3000.

lThe lottery and crime in rural areas were among the topics discussed at Somerset federations under 21 brains trust competition. The winning team came from Wincanton with Wedmore runner-up.

lA team from Mid-Deeside YFC won the West Aberdeenshire District young farmers "live-dead" judging competition held at Scotch Premier Meat, Inverurie.

This is the fifth time that the club has won the competition and brothers Euan and Gavin Greenlaw of Dinnet, Aboyne, were in the team each time. This year they were joined by Steven Stewart of Tarland, Aboyne, who also shared the best individual award with David Smith of Garioch.

The Garioch club was runner-up in the team competition and Echt was third.

Competitors were required to judge two classes of steers and two classes of heifers. They assessed them on the hoof and on the hook the following day and 11 teams took part.

&#8226 St Mabyns was one of the first three Young Farmers Clubs in Cornwall and a dinner and dance at the Headland Hotel, Newquay, on Mon, Mar 10 is one of the events planned to mark the clubs diamond anniversary. Past members and friends are welcome. Tickets from Mrs Carole Grigg, Tregony Farm, St Mabyn, Bodmin (01208-841276).

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