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UFU recognises top cereal growers

Lyle Reid from Co. Londonderry was the winner of the UFU Oats Cereal Competition. Pictured L-R is Howard Murray representing Joseph Morton Ltd & Bayer Crop Science, Sponsors of the 2012 Oats Competition; James McClelland (3rd place); Lyle Reid (1st Place); Carson Smylie (2nd Place); and UFU Seeds and Cereals Vice Chairman Gerald Erwin.

Lyle Reid from Co. Londonderry was the winner of the UFU Oats Cereal Competition. Pictured L-R is Howard Murray representing Joseph Morton Ltd & Bayer Crop Science, Sponsors of the 2012 Oats Competition; James McClelland (3rd place); Lyle Reid (1st Place); Carson Smylie (2nd Place); and UFU Seeds and Cereals Vice Chairman Gerald Erwin.

THE Ulster Farmers’ Union has recognised Northern Ireland’s top cereal growers this week at the UFU Cereal Competition awards ceremony.

Winners from the four categories joined UFU President Harry Sinclair and representatives from the competition sponsors BASF, Bayer CropScience, Clarendon Agri-care, Joseph Morton Ltd, ORIGIN NI, and Syngenta at the Rosspark Hotel in Kells.

Speaking at the awards, UFU President Harry Sinclair said: “The UFU Cereal Competitions is one of the highlights in the annual agricultural calendar. The entries this year, across all four categories, were of a very high standard and despite a difficult and we were very impressed by the number of entries.

“The UFU are very proud to have such committed growers who continually strive to get the best from their crops, promoting the sector and demonstrating the high standard of crop husbandry here in Northern Ireland.

“Overall the 2012 UFU Cereals Competitions were a great success. I would like to congratulate all the winners for their hard work and efforts, commend the UFU Seeds and Cereals committee for their dedication and hard work in organising the competition, and also thank the UFU Group Secretaries for their continued dedication in encouraging Union members to participate in the competitions.

“I would also like to thank the competition sponsors who continue to enthusiastically support and promote the Ulster Farmers’ Union cereals competitions and for freely giving up their time to travel around the province to assist in the judging of the cereals competitions.”

 
 
 

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