Three young Zwartbles enthusiasts have been asked by the Association to represent the breed at the National Young Stars competition to be held at the Three Counties Showground at Malvern on 23rd and 24th March 2016.
This is a unique event that showcases the best of the farming industry's young talent. The show is devised of several competitive challenges that will enable competitors to display their abilities in a range of techniques.
The classes for this Show are:
- Beef Challenge (team of three)
- Dairy Challenge (team of three)
- Sheep Challenge (team of three)
- Pig Challenge (team of three)
- Butchers Challenge (individual)
- Auctioneers Challenge (individual)
There will also be the opportunity for competitors, exhibitors and members of the public to interact with colleges and businesses looking to progress a career in their chosen industry.
This is the second time that this event has been held and the first time Zwartbles as a breed have been represented. The three young members who will represent us are 22 year old, Fiona Brown, from County Durham, who as well as having her own Stainmore Flock (864) is a technician with D & C Fawcett Ltd, Sheep Breeding Services, 18 year old Georgina Smith from the Barmurrie Flock (849) in Dumfries, who works at home on the family farm and from Yorkshire,17 year old Bishop Burton agriculture student Harry Preston who has his own Bingheleia Flock (999). The three of them will be taking two hoggs from the Greenhill flock which will be prepared from scratch at the show, and then shown by two of them whilst the other is interviewed about the breed by a panel of judges, as well as building a breed stand to promote the breed.
All three have a lot of experience in the preparation and showing our breed and will do a great job at representing the membership.
Members of the public are welcome to visit the show on Thursday 24 March from 9am, tickets cost £5, parking is FREE.