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ABP support Co Down Young Farmers’ Young Hostess competition

Co Down Young Farmers competed in the popular Young Hostess Competition at Down High School recently.

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YFCU president James Speers and Paula McIntyre

Home management finalists announced

The 2018 YFCU home management final, sponsored by Calor Gas and the Northern Ireland Pork and Bacon Forum will take place on Wednesday, June 27, at CAFRE, Loughry Campus.

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Members of Lisnamurrican YFC are holding a 12 hour charity cycle on Saturday, June 30th

Lisnamurrican 12 hour charity cycle

Lisnamurrican YFC are holding a 12 hour charity cycle on Saturday, June 30th in aid of the NHSCT Palliative Care Fund for the Macmillan Unit in Antrim.

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YFCU members pictured with Ulster Bank representative, Fergus McCrossan at the Co Fermanagh and Co Tyrone beef and sheep stock judging heats which were held at Gortin Mart on Thursday, June 7th

Co Tyrone and Co Fermanagh beef and sheep stock judging heat results

The Co Tyrone and Co Fermanagh beef and sheep stock judging heats were held on Thursday, June 7th at Gortin Mart.

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Moneymore YFC annual prizegiving night in Mandarin Buffet, Cookstown, which was followed by a great dinner

Moneymore YFC annual dinner and prizegiving

Moneymore YFC recently held their annual dinner and prizegiving in the Mandarin Buffet in Cookstown.

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Cutting of the cake with Amy Kirkpatrick club leader, Chrissy Clarke club president and Rita McNeill

Kilraughts YFC kick off new term

Kilraughts YFC’s anniversary dinner was held on the 28th April, in the Marine Hotel, Ballycastle with the dress code ‘dress to impress’.

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Guest speaker Edward Campbell MBE Drumahoe Veterinary Clinic along with wife Dorothy Campbell and grandchild Aoife Campbell with all her awards

City of Derry YFC parents’ and friends’ evening

On Friday, April 6th 2018, City of Derry YFC held their annual prize distribution and table quiz in the Masonic Hall, Campsie.

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Members of Rathfriland YFC are looking forward to their annual treasure hunt and barbecue

Rathfriland YFC to host treasure hunt and barbecue

On Friday, June 15th 2018 Rathfriland Young Farmers’ Club will welcome the return of their annual treasure hunt and barbecue, kindly sponsored by G A Allen.

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YFCU members pictured with Ulster Bank representative, Connor McNeill at the Co. Antrim beef and sheep stock judging heats which were held at Ballymena Mart on Tuesday 5th June

Co Antrim beef and sheep stock judging results

The Co Antrim beef and sheep stock judging heats were held on Tuesday, June 5th at Ballymena Mart.

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YFCU members pictured during the tour at the Dunbia Dungannon site

Dunbia host YFCU exchange factory tour

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster welcomed a number of short term exchangees from Wales, England, Canada and Australia.

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YFCU echo Child Farm Safety calls from HSENI

YFCU echo Child Farm Safety calls from HSENI

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster has echoed calls by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) to keep children safe on farm this summer.

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Newtownards YFC winners of 1st place in one act drama. Newtownards YFC also won best producers with Lynda Girvin, (front row second from left) and Karen Patton (front row, second from right) picking up the 2018 plaque. Joy Dalzell Newtownards (back row, far left) was awarded most promising actress and Andrew Patton (back row, second from left) won most promising actor

YFCU award drama accolades

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) drama dinner took place at the Royal Hotel, Cookstown on Friday, May 4th.

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YFCU members are pictured taking part in the 2017 Northern Ireland sheep judging finals

Young farmers look forward to stock judging competitions

The annual YFCU beef and sheep stock judging competition, sponsored by Ulster Bank kicked off in Co Antrim last week as young farmers from clubs throughout the county came together at Ballymena mart on Tuesday, June 5th to evaluate beef cattle and sheep in the hope of securing a place in the Northern Ireland finals which will take place in July this year.

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Great turnout for annual Seskinore YFC tractor run

Seskinore YFC’s sixth annual charity tractor run took place on Sunday, May 6th.

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Winners of the 2018 advanced tug of war competition, Derg Valley YFC, pictured with Philip Donaldson from sponsor John Thompson and Sons Ltd and YFCU president James Speers

Derg Valley YFC secure tug of war title

Co Tyrone club Derg Valley YFC proved their strength to win the advanced tug of war competition sponsored by John Thompson and Sons Ltd at this year’s Balmoral Show.

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Pictured receiving their first place prize in the YFCU machinery handling competition, from Johnson Gilpin representatives are Co Londonderry members Geoff McNeill, Garvagh YFC (front row, left) and James Purcell, Dungiven YFC (front row, right). YFCU president James Speers is pictured (back row centre) alongside members of HSENI who helped design the course and oversee the safety element of the competition on the day

Co Londonderry secure YFCU machinery handling title 2018

Co Londonderry members James Purcell, Dungiven YFC, and Geoff McNeill, Garvagh YFC, were celebrating at this year’s Balmoral Show after winning the YFCU machinery handling competition.

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Pictured (left-right) second place winner, Sean McCollum, The Glens YFC, David John from sponsor, Lister Shearing, William Beattie, YFCU vice president, first place winner of the YFCU advanced sheep shearing competition, Russell Smyth, Coleraine YFC and third place winner, Chris Coulter, Straid YFC. Also pictured is Stephen Morgan, Spa YFC, winner of the quality prize for the pen of best shorn sheep

YFCU sheep shearing competitors display talents at Balmoral Show

Members of the YFCU displayed their skills at the association’s annual sheep shearing competition that took place on the Wednesday morning of Balmoral Show.

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12-14 age category: Pictured are the 12-14 age category winners in the YFCU Floral Art Competition. From left-right: 3rd place winner, Amy Gregg, Glarryford YFC; YFCU President James Speers; 1st place winner, Lucy Rodgers, Spa YFC and 2nd place winner, Amy Smyth, Coleraine YFC.

YFCU floral art finals 2018

The finals of the YFCU floral art competition, took place at Balmoral Show on Wednesday afternoon.

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Pictured are the team members from Glarryford YFC who were crowned champions, coming first in the YFCU's ladies football final held at the Balmoral Show 2018. Congratulating the girls on their achievement is YFCU president James Speers

YFCU ladies’ football final at the Balmoral Show 2018

The YFCU’s popular ladies’ five-a-side junior and senior football final took place at the Balmoral Show.

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