Young farmers do Cumbria proud with tractor handling, stock-judging, sheep shearing, flower arranging and singing

The Westmorland Gazette: Julie Denby gets her hands on the trophy Julie Denby gets her hands on the trophy

YOUNG Farmers’ Club members from Cumbria took some of the key honours after travelling to Swanland near Hull to compete in the Northern Area Field Day.

With 46 competitions, they had a hectic time tractor handling, stockjudging, sheep shearing, flower arranging and singing in Stars in Your Eyes.

Grayrigg juniors and Brampton senior both came second in the tug-of-war competition to win places in the national YFC finals – and the Cumbria A team was presented with the Earl of Derby Trophy for most points in competitions that did not include National Federation of YFC eliminators.

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Team leader Julie Denby – pictured with the trophy, right – said: “It was a fantastic result for Cumbria and a reward for all the hard work we put into competitions.”

Individual winners from south Cumbria were: Chairman’s Challenge, Kerry Procter, Grayrigg; Bolster and Bar, John Longworth, Lowick and Lizzie Longworth, Brampton; Junior Beef, Alice Longmire , Lowick; Crop Judging, Junior, Jack Hird, Greysouthen; Intermediate, Libby Gray, Cartmel; Female Floral Art, Sarah Gate, Caldbeck; Woodwork Farm Sign, Michael Broadbent, Drigg.

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