Co Down dairy stock judging heats

Members of Co Down Young Farmers' Clubs representing the stock judging sponsor Ulster Bank.
Members of Co Down Young Farmers' Clubs representing the stock judging sponsor Ulster Bank.

YFCU’s annual dairy stock judging county and area heats, run in association with Ulster Bank, are currently taking place at farms throughout Northern Ireland.

Co Down held its heat on Tuesday 31st March at Jay Wardens Farm, Bangor.

Over 190 competitors took part.

The dairy judges were David Dodd, Wesley Henderson, Gary Reid, David Dunlop, Roger McCracken, Paul Dunn and Geoffrey Patton.

YFCU would like to take this opportunity to thank the judges for their time and expertise and thank the Wardens for hosting this event and to the sponsor Ulster Bank and the representative from Ulster Bank that came on the night Simon Seaton.

The results for the dairy stock judging are as follows:

Co Down

12-14 Age Group

1st Adam Cairns, Annaclone & Magherally YFC

2nd Connor Woods, Annaclone & Magherally YFC

3rd Alexander Mitchell, Annaclone & Magherally YFC

4th (joint) Henry McCracken & Stuart Kennedy, Ballywalter YFC

14-16 Age Group

1st Jill Stewart, Ballywalter YFC

2nd Jack Martin, Ballywalter YFC

3rd Samuel McMurray, Annaclone & Magherally YFC

4th (Joint) Joanne Rankin, Newtownards YFC & Sara Townley, Newtownards YFC.

16-18 Age Group

1ST Declan McCartney, Newtownards YFC

2nd Ewan Dalzell, Newtownards YFC

3rd Matthew Patton, Newtownards YFC

4th Rachel McMurray, Annaclone & Magherally YFC

18-21 Age Group

1st Jane Patton, Newtownards YFC

2nd Robert Stewart, Newtownards YFC

3rd Timothy J Savage, Annaclone & Magherally YFC

4th Aaron Caughey, Donaghadee YFC

21-25 Age Group

1st Andrew Patton, Newtownards YFC

2nd Stuart Cromie, Annaclone & Magherally YFC

3rd John Porter, Annaclone & Magherally YFC

4th Hannah Spratt, Donaghadee YFC

All those members placed will now attend the annual dairy, beef and sheep stock judging finals which will be held on 9th July 2015 at Greenmount, CAFRE.