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YFCU tag rugby finals 2017

The final of the YFCU’s annual tag rugby tournament, in association with platinum sponsor Danske Bank, took place on Wednesday, August 9th at Ballymoney Rugby Club.

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Left to right: UFU Deputy president Ivor Ferguson, YFCU and agriculture and rural Aafairs member Ian Wilsom, UFU president Barclay Bell; host farmer Alan Wallace, DEFRAs head of future farming policy, Guy Horsington, agriculture and rural affairs chair and YFCU vice president William Beattie, host farmer David Wallace, UFU deputy president Victor Chestnutt, YFCU honorary treasurer Bob Esler and UFU CEO Wesley Aston

YFCU meets DEFRA’s head of future farming policy on local farm visits

DEFRA’s head of future farming policy, Guy Horsington visited various farms in Co Antrim recently to meet with local farmers as well as YFCU and UFU representatives.

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International Miss Macra 2017 and YFCU member Lynsay Hawkes is pictured beside Sin�ad Guiney who was the International Miss Macra 2016.

Lynsay is crowned International Miss Macra

Lynsay Hawkes from Seskinore YFC has been crowned the International Miss Macra for 2017.

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Young Farmers take part in filming for BBC’s ‘Home Ground’

Young Farmers take part in filming for BBC’s ‘Home Ground’

Members of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster from all over Northern Ireland gathered in Fermanagh at the weekend to take part in the filming of series three of BBC NI’s ‘Home Ground’.

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Members of Annaclone and Magherally YFC

Come and join the fun at Annaclone and Magherally

Annaclone and Magherally YFC, located in Banbridge, boasts a membership of over 50 active young people ranging from Year 8 up to 30 years old.

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Winners from the YFCU Beef Stock Judging Finals (L-R) 1st (14-16) Luke Norris, Coleraine YFC; 1st place (25-30) Stuart Mills, Moneymore YFC; Connor McNeill from sponsor Ulster Bank; 1st (16-18) Thomas McNeill, Kilraughts YFC; YFCU President, James Speers; Cormac McKervey from sponsor Ulster Bank; 1st (21-25) Mark Bell, Coleraine YFC and 1st (18-21) Ruth Adams, Coleraine YFC. (Not pictured 12-14 1st place winner, Joanne Clingen, Seskinore YFC).

YFCU Stock Judging Finals

The results of the 2017 YFCU dairy, beef and sheep stock judging assessment were announced at the finals day which took place at CAFRE, Greenmount.

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YFCU members get involved in the Grassroots Challenge

YFCU members get involved in the Grassroots Challenge

A number of young farmers from all over Northern Ireland recently took part in the first YFCU Snorkel Safari.

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Robert  McCullough, Head of Agribusiness, from sponsor Danske Bank is pictured with Corrina Fleming, YFCU Programmes Officer.

2017 Tag Rugby kicks off

The heats of the YFCU’s annual tag rugby tournament, which is sponsored by Danske Bank, took place at Portadown Rugby Club for counties Down, Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone and at Ballymoney Rugby Club for Co Londonderry and Co Antrim.

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Members of Lylehill YFC are looking forward to holding their annual charity tractor run on Friday, August 4.

Lylehill YFC to host charity tractor run

Lylehill Young Farmers’ Club are once again running their annual charity tractor run, which will take place on Friday, August 4th 2017.

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Members of Co Antrim YFCU have been enjoying a busy summer

Co Antrim competitions at the Ballymena Show

Well done to all the YFCU members from Co Antrim who took part in the hockey, tractor handling, ladies jeep challenge and the novelty competition at the recent Ballymena Show.

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Left to right Lesley-Ann McBeth, Lynne Montgomery, Gordon Crockett, Thomas Rankin and Alistair Craig helping behind the bar at Beattie's barn dance and steak barbecue

Summer success for City of Derry YFC

Members of City of Derry YFC are always on the go as they attend barbecues and competitions during the summer.

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Winners of the Build It Competition sponsored by Tesco were City of Derry YFC. Pictured (left to right) are judge Andrew Semple, Joel Eakin, Gordon Crockett, Cameron Nutt, Lynne Montgomery and judge John Templeton

‘Build-It’ competition final

The final of the 2017 Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster Build It competition, supported by Tesco, took place at Limavady Show on Saturday, July 15.

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Young Farmers enjoy busy day at agricultural show

The Co Londonderry and Limavady Agricultural Show has seen an exceptionally busy weekend for all Co Londonderry YFC members with a multitude of events to get involved in.

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YFCU president James Speers promoting Farm Safety Week with David Nicholl, director at NC Engineering

YFCU president supports Farm Safety Week campaign

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster president, James Speers has given his full backing to the Farm Safety Week campaign that will be kicking off this coming Monday (July 24th) and explained that the YFCU is fully committed to promoting and highlighting the farm safety message.

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Randalstown YFC presenting a cheque for �2,050 to Alzheimer's NI

Busy summer for Randalstown YFC

Members of Randalstown Young Farmers’ Club are showing no signs of slowing down over the summer months as they travel to sports nights, barbecues, competitions and shows on a weekly basis.

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This years John Bradley winners, Kilrea YFC are pictured with YFCU deputy president Zita Blair

YFCU members enjoy John Bradley Challenge

Members of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster recently enjoyed a fun filled evening at Spruce Meadows in Lisburn for the John Bradley Challenge.

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Members of Newtownstewart Young Farmers' Club are looking forward to their tractor and truck run on Sunday, July 16

Newtownstewart YFC tractor and truck run

Newtownstewart Young Farmers’ Club will be holding a tractor and truck run on Sunday, July 16.

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The Mayor  of Causeway Coast and Glens alongside Coleraine YFC members

Coleraine YFC hold treasure hunt and re-opening of hall

On June 14th Coleraine Young Farmers’ Club held their charity treasure hunt and opening of their renovated club hall.

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Winners from the YFCU beef stock judging finals (left to right) 1st (14-16) Luke Norris, Coleraine YFC, 1st place (25-30) Stuart Mills, Moneymore YFC; Connor McNeill from sponsor Ulster Bank, 1st (16-18) Thomas McNeill, Kilraughts YFC, YFCU president, James Speers, Cormac McKervey from sponsor Ulster Bank, 1st (21-25) Mark Bell, Coleraine YFC and 1st (18-21) Ruth Adams, Coleraine YFC. (Not pictured 12-14 1st place winner, Joanne Clingen, Seskinore YFC)

YFCU stock judging finals 2017

The results of the 2017 YFCU dairy, beef and sheep stock judging assessment were announced at the finals day which took place at CAFRE, Greenmount.

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Mourne Wall walk participants from Co Down YFC presenting their cheque to Rodney Connor from Air Ambulance NI

Co Down YFC members make Air Ambulance NI donation

Back in April 22 members of Co Down Young Farmers took part in the Chairman’s Challenge which was a 22 mile Mourne Wall Walk to help raise funds for Air Ambulance NI.

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