Staffordshire YFC are looking forward to holding their first County Dairy Stockjudging Competition post-pandemic on Thursday 7th April by kind permission of The Stone Family, Onecote Grange, Onecote and kindly supported by HJ Lea Oakes. Teams will consist of six members who will be judging rings of Dairy Cows, placing them in orders of merit and giving reasons to the master judges.
This skilled and popular competition, one of the many Staffordshire YFC run throughout the year, helps members with observation, their understanding of the make-up of the animal, market demands, communication and presentation skills. The Junior members judge, place and give reasons on 4 animals, the Intermediate members judge, place and give reasons on 6 animals and the Senior members judge, place and give reasons on 4 animals as well as using the linear method of assessing characteristics. There are entries from all ten clubs in Staffordshire and members have been practising at local farms to hone and refresh their skills ready to take part.
The evening will conclude with filled jacket potatoes and the results announced to see which winning members will go forward to the National Finals of the competition held in July at the Great Yorkshire Show.
Any members taking part, can download the full details by clicking here