On Sunday 23rd April Staffordshire YFC will be holding their Annual Young Stockjudge and Stockman of the Year Competition, hosted by kind permission of Atkin Farms, Field Hall, Field, Nr Uttoxeter. This year the competitions are also being supported by KiwiKit Roxan again this year as well as prize money on offer which is donated by The Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society. On the day, competitors will be required to judge 4 rings of animals – Dairy cows, Breeding Ewes, Butchers Lambs and Beef Cattle, placing them in an order and then giving positive comparative reasons to the master judges.
Stockjudging is one of the many competitions organised by Staffordshire YFC and gives members the opportunity to utilise their skills with regards to judging and understanding of the make-up of an animal, market demands, and communication, observation and presentation skills which are transferrable in their future career or education path.
Will Roobottom of KiwiKit Roxan said “It is super exciting for us, Kiwikit Roxan, to be involved with the Staffordshire YFC Stockman of the year once again. Last year was an amazing day full of excitement with some very talented young farmers on show. We can’t wait to be involved once again.”
After the competition, a composite team made up of the highest placed competitors in each age category will go forward and represent Staffordshire YFC at the West Midland Area eliminator on being held later in the year, hosted by Worcestershire YFC.
For information about this competition, please click here.