Summer Fun With The Stewartry Young Farmers

Our Latest roundup all all the action from the Stewartry branch of the Young Farmers Club.


Stewartry Young Farmers took part in Dumfries and Galloway Young Farmers Rally on Saturday 26th May which was held at Barholm Mains. Congratulations to Kirsty Yates, Hannah McQuaker and Amy Wright for coming 2nd overall in the stock judging. In the Ladies Handicrafts, Kirsty McMath, Holly Dyer and Katie Sproat were all placed 2nd. Overall Team Stewartry was placed second! 


On Monday 4th June, the club held their annual Beef Stockjudging at Cogarth Farm by kind permission of the Nelson Family. It was a fantastic evening with a great turn out of members and the public. Thank you to the 48 people who took part. The results: Club Gents – 1st Stephen Dale-Sunley, 2nd Ewan MacTaggart, 3rd Angus Milby. Club Ladies – 1stMeghan Carson, 2nd Rachel Young, 3rd Hannah McQuaker. Open – 1st David Dale-Sunley, 2nd Charlotte Wildman, 3rd John Nelson. The overall winner was Stephen Dale-Sunley. 


Stewartry Young Farmers took part in Dumfries and Galloway Young Farmers Annual Field Sports on Sunday 10th June. Overall, the club came 3rd in the football and volleyball tournaments.


On Thursday 14th June, club members collected their new club clothing which has been kindly sponsored by Stewartry Tyres and Gordons.


On Tuesday 26th June, club member, Kirsty McMath, set off on her travels to Finland on the SAYFC Exchange for 4 weeks. We wish her the best of luck on her trip and can’t wait to hear all about it when she’s back! 


On Wednesday 27th June, Stewartry Young Farmers and Machars Young Farmers joined together and held a Farm Tour at Coopon Carse by kind permission of Alec Robertson. The two clubs had a very informative visit learning about the day to day running of the farm, how it functions from the breeding of cows to milking and the feeding of cows. The visit was a great success and was thoroughly enjoyed by the International exchangees who were visiting the area! 


This year, the club has chosen to support the Stewartry Branch of the Food Train as their chosen Charity for 2018. The Food Train provides a range of services, delivered by volunteers to older people in Scotland including grocery shopping home deliveries, household support services and befriending services. Their service is so valuable in assisting the lives of those who require their help and we are pleased to be supporting them this year. 


The Young Farmers would like to invite you to their Coffee Morning being held in the Haugh of Urr Village Hall, Saturday 21st July, 10am – 12pm, £3 entry. There will be lots of offer including a stall of delicious home baking, a raffle and tombola! We look forward to seeing you there! 


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