Union launches 2016 cereal competition

UFU Seeds and Cereals chairman Allan Chambers with UFU president Barclay Bell
UFU Seeds and Cereals chairman Allan Chambers with UFU president Barclay Bell

This week, the Ulster Farmers’ Union officially launched the 2016 Cereal Competition. The annual cereals competition which is held each year is a great opportunity for leading cereal growers across Northern Ireland to show case their talent and celebrate the excellence that’s within the cereals industry.

UFU Seeds and Cereals Chairman Allan Chambers said: “We are very pleased to be running the Annual Cereals Competition again this year. Northern Ireland has a very reputable cereals industry, which produces high quality cereals that are equal to the best across the British Isles. The growers who enter the competition have a wealth of expertise, which deserves to be recognised and this is evident in the high standard of entries we receive every year.

“We are also delighted to be working with our competition sponsors Bayer Crop Science; Clarendon Agri-Care; Joseph Morton Ltd; ORIGIN NI and BASF; and Syngenta. The sponsors’ continued commitment to the cereals industry is evident in their valued support of this competition and we are delighted to continue to work closely with them and have them on board supporting our competition.”

The categories for the 2016 Cereals Competition include: Winter Barley (sponsored by Syngenta); Oats (sponsored by Morton’s and Bayer); Winter Wheat (sponsored by Origin NI and BASF); and Spring Barley (sponsored by Clarendon Agri-care and Bayer).

The competition is open to UFU members across Northern Ireland and those interested in entering this year’s competition should contact their local UFU Group Manager for further details.