Brothers dress to im­press and take top prizes

Young Farm­ers: Duo earn high scores in con­tests

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FARMING | WEATHER - BY GEMMA MACKEN­ZIE

Two brothers were crowned top of the flocks at the Scot­tish As­so­ci­a­tion of Young Farm­ers’ Clubs north re­gion com­pe­ti­tions day at Huntly Mart.

Wil­liam and David Moir, of Home Farm, Cair­ness, came out top in both the se­nior beef cat­tle dress­ing and se­nior prime lamb dress­ing con­tests.

The duo, who are mem­bers of Strichen JAC, scored 97 points out a pos­si­ble 100 in the cat­tle sec­tion and 93 out of 100 in the lamb con­test. Cat­tle judge Deb­bie Watt, from New Deer, awarded first place in the ju­nior sec­tion to Finn Christie and Cameron Hunter from Gar­i­och Young Farm­ers Club (YFC) with a score of 80 points.

Lamb judges Ross and Kirsty Wil­liams, Up­per Tul­lochbeg, Huntly, also gave the top ju­nior award to the Gar­i­och duo who scored 79 points.

Other prizes in­cluded sec­ond place in the se­nior cat­tle sec­tion to Graeme Rhind and Craig Reid from Lower Spey­side YFC, and third place to Dar­ren David­son and Richard David­son from Keith YFC.

Sec­ond place in the se­nior lamb sec­tion went to Udny JAC mem­bers Amy Jo Reid and Lewis Gal­lier, and third place to Mar­cus Sc­holes and Alis­tair John­ston from Orkney District.

The other ju­nior lamb sec­tion prizes were sec­ond place to Faye Wilkie and Han­nah Lorimer from Echt YFC, and third place to Campbell Rid­land and Keith Is­bis­ter from Orkney District.

The day also fea­tured an agri skills com­pe­ti­tion where teams were tasked with com­plet­ing a range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing se­cur­ing a load, re­vers­ing a trailer, tak­ing a silage pit mea­sure­ment and com­plet­ing a health and safety quiz.

The top prize went to a team from Gar­i­och YFC com­pris­ing Neil Watt, Cal­lum Simp­son and Cameron Hunter.

Sec­ond place went to Vale of Al­ford’s team of Steven Ed­die, Alasdair Bruce and Eric Sim, and third place to Udny JAC’s Stephen Allan, Tom Bruce and Lewis Gal­lier.

WIN­NERS: Wil­liam Moir, left, and David Moir with their lambs at the north re­gion com­pe­ti­tions day at Huntly Mart

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