Young Farmers Overwintered Competition


Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd March 2018

Show and Sale of 40 Young Farmers Overwintered Cattle

The objective of the competition is to encourage young farmers to take part in the buying and selling of cattle through the live auction system and, in particular, to practise the art of stockmanship in the tasks of selection, feeding, presenting and parading animals for Show and Sale.  Young farmers are offered the opportunity to purchase cattle at the autumn sales, feed them through the winter with a key part of the competition covering the commercial aspects of production in the feeders margin and daily weight gain categories. The competition will conclude at the Show and Sale at Thainstone Centre next March.

Exhibitors - Please note all cattle must be unloaded at banks 9 and 10 no later than 11.00am on Thursday 22nd March.

Thursday 22nd March Show of Cattle in Thainstone Exchange at 6.00pm
Friday 23rd March Sale of Cattle in Ring No 1 at 10.00am

 Online bidding with

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Please reference any photo's with ear tag number or animal name for ease of matching to catalogue order.

Competition Categories
Best Quality Animal
Best Presented & Paraded Animal
Highest Average Daily Liveweight Gain
Highest Feeders’ Margin
Best Overwintered Animal
Novice Award
Junior Young Farmer Award
Young Farmers Club Award