Cereal growers recognised

Pictured are the award winners of the Oats competition sponsored by Origin NI and BASF. Pictured Pictured L-R is Gerry Kelly (Competition sponsor - BASF), Richard and Victor Hunniford (2nd place), Brian Prue on behalf of James Wray (1st place winner), Ivor Ferguson (UFU Deputy President), James Gray (3rd place) and Canice O'Hare (Competition sponsor ' Origin NI)
Pictured are the award winners of the Oats competition sponsored by Origin NI and BASF. Pictured Pictured L-R is Gerry Kelly (Competition sponsor - BASF), Richard and Victor Hunniford (2nd place), Brian Prue on behalf of James Wray (1st place winner), Ivor Ferguson (UFU Deputy President), James Gray (3rd place) and Canice O'Hare (Competition sponsor ' Origin NI)
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The Ulster Farmers’ Union, along with the sponsors of the UFU Cereals Competition, hosted their annual Awards Ceremony in the Rosspark Hotel, Kells this week which paid recognition to the first class growers here in Northern Ireland.

Winners of the Winter Wheat, Winter Barley, Spring Barley and Oats categories joined UFU Deputy President Ivor Ferguson and representatives from the competition sponsors BASF, Bayer CropScience, Clarendon Agri-care, Joseph Morton Ltd, Origin NI and Syngenta to celebrate the competition’s success.

Pictured are the award winners of the Winter Barley competition sponsored by Clarendon Agricare & Bayer Crop Science. Pictured L-R is Wendy Fearon (Competition sponsor ' Clarendon Agricare) William Russell, on behalf of Albert and Ryan Millar (2nd place), Raymond Wilson (1st place winner), Beattie and Reggie Lilburn (3rd place) and John McKee (UFU)

Pictured are the award winners of the Winter Barley competition sponsored by Clarendon Agricare & Bayer Crop Science. Pictured L-R is Wendy Fearon (Competition sponsor ' Clarendon Agricare) William Russell, on behalf of Albert and Ryan Millar (2nd place), Raymond Wilson (1st place winner), Beattie and Reggie Lilburn (3rd place) and John McKee (UFU)

“The UFU Cereals Competition has become a definite highlight in the annual agricultural calendar, giving us the perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate the first class growers we have right here in Northern Ireland,” said UFU deputy president Ivor Ferguson. He added that the UFU are very proud to host these competitions for its members and would like to congratulate all the winners for their hard work and effort.

“We would also like to thank the competition sponsors BASF, Bayer CropScience, Clarendon Agri-care, Joseph Morton Ltd, Origin NI and Syngenta who not only supports and promotes the UFU’s cereals competition but also give up their time to travel around the Province to assist in the judging of the competition,” he said.

“The UFU would also like acknowledge the dedication and hard work that the UFU Seeds and Cereals committee put into organising the competition, and also thank the UFU Group Managers for their continued support in encouraging Union members to participate in the competitions,” he added.

Pictured are the award winners of the Winter Wheat competition sponsored by Syngenta. Pictured L-R is Brian Prue (UFU), William Russell (2nd place), Tom Hayes (1st place winner), UFU group manager Sarah Macauley representing James Carson (3rd place) and John McKee on behalf of competition sponsor Syngenta.

Pictured are the award winners of the Winter Wheat competition sponsored by Syngenta. Pictured L-R is Brian Prue (UFU), William Russell (2nd place), Tom Hayes (1st place winner), UFU group manager Sarah Macauley representing James Carson (3rd place) and John McKee on behalf of competition sponsor Syngenta.

Pictured are the award winners of the Spring Barley competition sponsored by Joseph Morton Ltd and Bayer Crop Science.  Pictured L-R is David Shilliday (Competition sponsor - Joseph Morton Ltd) John Scott (2nd place) Richard Kane (1st place winner), John Todd (3rd place) and UFU Seeds and Cereals Chairman Allan Chambers.

Pictured are the award winners of the Spring Barley competition sponsored by Joseph Morton Ltd and Bayer Crop Science. Pictured L-R is David Shilliday (Competition sponsor - Joseph Morton Ltd) John Scott (2nd place) Richard Kane (1st place winner), John Todd (3rd place) and UFU Seeds and Cereals Chairman Allan Chambers.