Barbecue ends season for NE Derry Group

James Taylor and William Whyte cooking the steaks
James Taylor and William Whyte cooking the steaks

The North East Derry Group ended its year with a family barbecue held on Saturday night at Richard Irwins’ farm.

The night was a great success with 100 members taking part and the bouncy castle proved very popular with all who attended, young and old.

UFU members enjoying the barbecue

UFU members enjoying the barbecue

Money was raised through an auction for Kilrea YFC and their nominated charities, Cancer Research and Parkinsons disease and we wish to thank all the enthusiastic bidders.

The group wishes to thank Richard and Janice Irwin for providing an excellent venue and the effort they went to to make everyone feel welcome. Thanks also go to the sponsors for the donations and Kilrea YFC for all their hard work.

The first group meeting is scheduled for Thursday 22nd October 2015, at the GADDA in Garvagh, where a representative from DARD Rural Development team will give a presentation on the Farm Business Investment Scheme.All members will receive a winter programme in the post before this date.

NE Derry cereal competition took place in July with the following winners; Wheat, 1st Charles Acheson, 2nd Richard Dempsey, 3rd Mark McCollum.

Oats, 1st Richard Thompson

Spring Barley; 1st Charles Acheson, 2nd Richard Thompson, 3rd Robert Glen

Winter Barley, 1st Robert Glen, 2nd Mark McCollum, 3rd Charles Acheson.