UFU delighted to launch 2015 Cereals Competition

Gerald Irwin and UFU deputy president Ivor Ferguson at the launch of the Ulster Farmers' Union 2014 cereals competition in a field of barley at Lylehill, County Antrim. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Gerald Irwin and UFU deputy president Ivor Ferguson at the launch of the Ulster Farmers' Union 2014 cereals competition in a field of barley at Lylehill, County Antrim. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

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Following on from a very successful 2014 Cereals Competition, Ulster Farmers’ Union Deputy President Ivor Ferguson and UFU Seeds and Cereals Chairman Gerald Erwin are delighted to be officially launching the competition for another year.

Each year the UFU’s cereals competition profiles the work of Northern Ireland’s leading cereal growers as they compete in the hope of winning in their respective categories. The categories for the 2015 competition include: Winter Barley (sponsored by Clarendon Agri-care & Bayer Crop Science); Oats (sponsored by Origin NI and BASF); Winter Wheat (sponsored by Syngenta) and Spring Barley (sponsored by Joseph Morton Ltd and Bayer Crop Science).

UFU Deputy President Ivor Ferguson said: “We are really excited to be running the Cereals Competition this year again for our members. There is no denying that we have a well-established cereals industry here in Northern Ireland, which produces high quality cereals that are equal to the best across the British Isles.

“There is a wealth of expertise within the industry that we feel deserves to be recognised which is why year on year we receive such a high number of entries. We are also delighted to be working with competition sponsors Bayer Crop Science, Clarendon Agri-Care, Joseph Morton Ltd, ORIGIN NI and BASF, and Syngenta. Their commitment to the cereals industry is evident in their valued support of this competition and we are thrilled to have them on board again this year.”

The competition is open to UFU member’s across Northern Ireland and those interested in entering should contact their local UFU Group Office for more details.