2017-12-22 

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Chair of Northumberland Young Farmers Announced

Renowned Livestock Auctioneer, Adam Grieve has taken up the role of County Chairman for Northumberland Federation of Young Farmers.

Adam, born and brought up near Otterburn and now living near Ponteland, has been a member of the Cambo Club for the last 10 years. Well known and respected throughout the county, Adam aged 24 is one of the youngest people to have taken up this office for Northumberland YFC.

Adam Grieve

Adam Grieve

In his professional career, Adam at the age of 18, started as a trainee auctioneer with John Swan & Sons Ltd at Newton St Boswells. Since this time, he has worked across North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders and is today Prime Sheep Auctioneer in St Boswells, as well as supporting the auctioneers at Wooler Livestock Mart and Borderway, Carlisle.  Adam is a member of the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) and the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers of Scotland (IAAS).

As former Chairman of Cambo Young Farmers, a position of which he held for two years, Adam is no stranger to the role of Chairman. He describes his greatest achievement to date being Chairman of Cambo when they won the Northumberland YFC's 2015 county rally, which was the first time in the clubs 60 year history. In his spare time, Adam plays rugby for Morpeth RFC where he is currently the captain of the Morpeth second team.

Northumberland Federation of Young Farmers is a rural youth organisation for people between the ages of 10 and 26 with an interest in the countryside. They currently have in the region of 500 members spread across 11 clubs.

In his role as Chairman Adam will be the face of Northumberland Young Farmers for the next twelve months, both across the county and at a national level. He will represent both the national Young Farmers Club Organisation and work across the county supporting the individual clubs and their members.

As proactive member and someone who is very well known in the farming community both through his professional career and through Cambo YFC, he is looking forward to the challenge.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Young Farmers Organisation for many years and it has given me many opportunities and has certainly broadened my horizons. I feel very privileged to have been invited to take up this position on behalf of the county. Northumberland has 11 progressive clubs each with an excellent membership base.”

“In taking up the Chairman’s mantle my aim is to help to further develop our membership’s base and to raise the profile of the importance supporting the next generation across our rural communities. There are so many opportunities that the YFC can offer and I want to help ensure that our members grasp these opportunities.”

With his professional Auctioneers hat on as a Prime Sheep Auctioneer Adam concludes:
“In terms of the sheep trade, overall we have had a good year, with lambs, breeding sheep and rams selling well and as we head into the last few sales of the year we have are pleased to see trading pick up.”

“I am looking forward to supporting the farming community in 2018, both the Younger Generation through the Northumberland Federation of Young Farmers and on and of course professionally as an Auctioneer with Harrison and Hetherington.”

Northumberland YFC

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