Fencing competition to be held at NI ploughing event
THE Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster will be holding its popular fencing competition at this year’s NI Ploughing Championships on Friday 5th October 2012 at Drumahoe.
Long term sponsor, Ward and Boyd who represent Betafence which manufactures Green Rylock fencing products, will once again provide competitors with top quality products to be used during the event.
Crosby Cleland, from Crosby Cleland Fencing, will be providing expert guidance and training to the competitors on the day.
Like last year, competitors will have the opportunity to take part in one of two levels, senior and novice. In addition to medals, the winners of the senior section will receive the Green Rylock Trophy and an expenses paid visit to one of the Green Rylock fencing factories. Winners of the novice level will receive the Green Rylock Perpetual Plate.
The novice section requires competitors to complete a 20 metre straight stock proof fence. Each fence will have both sheep and barbed wire joined by traditional methods at some point in the fence.
Those competing in the senior section will be asked to complete a 27 metre stock proof fence with a corner/bend at a predetermined point. Both the sheep and barbed wire must be joined at the centre of the smaller section using traditional methods.
The YFCU fencing competition will take place on Friday, 5th October 2012 at Drumahoe, Co Londonderry. Competitors must be present for 10.30 am to begin erecting fences at 11.00am. A maximum of three members are permitted in each team and will be allowed three hours to complete the task.
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