On Sunday 24th April Staffordshire YFC will be holding their first Young Stockjudge and Stockman of the Year Competition post pandemic, hosted by kind permission of The Rushton Family, Upper Leese Hill Farm, Kingstone. This year the competitions are also being supported by KiwiKit Roxan 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. During Covid 19 in 2020 and 2021, these competitions did move to a virtual online format, but as with many aspects of YFC, members are really looking forward to getting back together to compete for the certificates and prize money on offer.
Will Roobottom of KiwiKit Roxan said “KiwiKit Roxan Bring New Zealand Solutions to British Farmers, Fencing Contractors and Veterinary Surgeons. Our aim is to provide good quality product that will do the job at the right price with a first-class service to our customers. Young farmers is such a great federation bringing through the next generation of farmers and giving them a skillset enabling them to succeed. We love to do what we can to support them and wish everyone the best of luck in this year’s stockman of the year”
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 the competition, please click here