2014-06-25  

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Cumbria YFC Win Northern Area Field Day Again!

Over 200 Young Farmers travelled from Cumbria to Humberdale Farm at Swanland near Hull to compete in the Northern Area Field Day against the 5 Northern Counties and the Isle of Man.

With 46 competitions on the day, the Young Farmers had a hectic time tractor handling, stockjudging, sheep shearing, flower arranging and singing in Stars in Your Eyes.

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Cumbria YFC, Julie Denby, team leader of Cumbria A, holding the Earl of Derby Field Day winners trophy

Winning competitors from Cumbria were:-
Hand Knitted Garment, Lauren Paisley, Wigton;

Decorated Cake, Chloe Percival, Wigton;

Chairman’s Challenge, Kerry Procter, Grayrigg;

Club Exhibit, Caldbeck;

Bolster and Bar, John Longworth, Lowick and Lizzie Longworth, Brampton;

Pallet Challenge, Amy Greenup, Brampton and Josh Denwood, Drigg;

Senior Beef, Richard Priestly, Longtown;

Junior Beef, Alice Longmire , Lowick;

Senior Lambs, Dan Buchanan, Drigg;

Crop Judging
Junior, Jack Hird, Greysouthen;
Intermediate, Libby Gray, Cartmel;
Senior, Paul Storr, Aspatria;

Open Fashion, Johanna Graves, Raughton Head;

Female Floral Art, Sarah Gate, Caldbeck;

Woodwork Farm Sign, Michael Broadbent, Drigg;

Relay Race, Caldbeck.

The day concluded with a very competitive tug of war competition. The Grayrigg junior team and Brampton men’s team were both thrilled to come 2nd and win a place in the National Finals at Tenbury Show.

Brampton’ YFC tug of war team

Brampton’ YFC tug of war team

Finally Cumbria A were presented with the winners Earl of Derby Trophy and Cumbria B with the East Riding Shield for winners of competitions on the day not including NFYFC eliminators.

Cumbria A won on 367 points, Cumbria B were 2nd on 356 and Yorkshire A 3rd on 329 points.

Julie Denby, team leader of Cumbria A commented,
“It was a long journey to get there and a very busy day but we won through in the end. It was a fantastic result for Cumbria coming first and second and is a reward for all the hard work we put into competitions. ”

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