Jun 2012 27

Hundreds of Young Farmers’ from East Riding, Isle of Man, Durham, Northumberland, Lancashire and Yorkshire converged on H & H Borderway Mart for the Northern Area Finals of the Field Day hosted by Cumbria’s Young Farmers. The Young Farmers judged dairy, beef and sheep, competed in tug of war and fun competitions such as an opening dance ceremony for an International Sporting Event, bolster and bar and 100 metre race in wellies. There was an Industrial section of baking; sticky toffee pudding, gingerbread men, decorated iced cake and crafts; woodwork photoframe, a metalwork torch. The boys floral art was around a sporting event theme and the decorated iced cake was for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Final Scores resulted in Cumbria Young Farmers taking home the silverware. Cumbria A won the stockjudging trophy with 85 points, Cumbria B 2nd with 82 points and Yorkshire A 3rd with 80. The East Riding Shield for Inter-County Events again was won by Cumbria A, 291 points, Cumbria B, 265 points and Yorkshire A, 242 points. The Sheep Shearing Trophy, for both hand and machine shearing was won by Northumberland on 21 points with Yorkshire B and Cumbria C in joint 2nd place on 20 points. Finally the Earl of Derby Trophy for the Field Day winners was presented to Cumbria A’s team captain Lesley Pigg. Cumbria A had 335 points, 2nd Cumbria B, 323 points and 3rd Yorkshire A 288 points. Field Day Chairman, Edwin Holliday thanked all the judges and stewards for helping to make it a great day and praised his secretary Kelly Ousby for all her hard work. Tables were cleared and the stage put up for an evening dance for 500 Young Farmers.