Show and Sale of Young Farmers Overwintering Cattle


March 2022
Show and Sale of Young Farmers Overwintering Cattle

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The objective of the competition is to encourage young farmers to take part in the buying and selling of cattle through the live auction system and, in particular, to practise the art of stockmanship in the tasks of selection, feeding, presenting and parading animals for Show and Sale. Young farmers are offered the opportunity to purchase cattle at the autumn sales, feed them through the winter with a key part of the competition covering the commercial aspects of production in the feeders margin and daily weight gain categories. The competition will conclude at the Show and Sale at Thainstone Centre in March.

Competition Categories
Best Quality Animal
Best Presented & Paraded Animal
Highest Average Daily Liveweight Gain
Highest Feeders’ Margin
Best Overwintered Animal
Novice Award
Junior Young Farmer Award
Young Farmers Club Award