National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Stockman of the Year (26 & Under)

Name of competition: Stockman of the Year 

Upcoming competition date: Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1 September 2019

Venue: Stafford County Showground, Weston Rd, Stafford ST18 0BD (Saturday)

The Wright Family, Dawtry Cottage Farm, Watling Street Four Crosses, Cannock, WS11 1SD (Sunday)

Outline of Competition

At the National Finals competitors will be required to complete a written project on stock management. The project to be submitted to NFYFC two weeks prior to the date of the Final. Competitors will be interviewed on the content of their project.

Competitors will be questioned by a veterinary surgeon on animal health and husbandry and will be required to demonstrate practical tasks as directed by the veterinary surgeon. Competitors will be required to:

  • Place and give reasons on six beef animals judged as butchers' animals
  • Place and give reasons on six breeding ewes judged for breeding potential
  • Place and give reasons on six butchers' pigs judged for slaughter (should access to pigs be limited then it may be necessary to substitute with butchers' lambs)
  • Place and give reasons on six dairy animals as productive animals

Rules & General Rules: Stock Weekend - Stockman of the Year (26 & under) - Rules 2018-19 & General Rules 2018-19
Competitors' Information: Competitor Notes - Stockman of the Year Competitor 2019

Timetable of the Day:
When to book in:
Saturday - allocated individual times from 9:30am and Sunday 9:30am
Where to book in: Stafford County Showground, Weston Rd, Stafford ST18The Staffordshire Young Farmers, YFC Centre, County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD (Saturday) - The Wright Family, Dawtry Cottage Farm, Watling Street Four Crosses, Cannock, WS11 1SD (Sunday)

Presentation of Awards: Sunday approx 4pm. (Competitors may leave on the Saturday once they have completed all of the tasks)

Stockjudging guidelines: Stockjudging Overview - 2018 - 19, Stockjudging Video & AHDB Website

Checklist of things to bring with you on the day:

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18's - Copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form - Completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID
  • White Coat
  • Pen

How to get there:

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