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The Southern District Field Day will be held at Esp Ford Farm, Crosthwaite, on Saturday 18th MAy2013.  The Schedule is available to view or download in the link below.

Schedule 2013 and Club Numbers Final




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The Northern Area Field Day schedule is available here to download and print – please note that it is 83 pages long.

NAFD 2013 Final version updated version 2 – issued to NA Counties on 26.03.2013

Camping/Places to stay

There is strictly NO camping available on site due to a lake being situated on the farm. We would appreciate it if you could advise your members of this ASAP. There are numerous local campsites as the venue is very close to Hadrians wall.  Northumberland National Park Visitor Information will be able to assist you with details of local campsites and Bed and Breakfasts – see below for details:

Dance Tickets

The dance tickets will be £10 per person and should be ordered in advance, the tickets will then be available on the day for collection. If you require the tickets to be posted we will charge accordingly for postage and packaging. There will be a limited number available to purchase on the day. Tickets will not be issued without full payment. There will be strictly no admittance without a ticket and you will not be able to purchase them on the door at night. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. The dance will commence at 8.00pm. Last Entry is 10pm. Please note the committee reserves the right to refuse entry.

Membership Cards

All members will be required to produce their new photo membership card prior to participating in each competition. This includes the Industrial Section. Any member that cannot show their membership card will be fined £5.


All trophies won at last years Field Day should be cleaned and engraved. Anyone which returns trophies that have not been cleaned, will be invoiced accordingly for the cleaning of them.


Food & Refreshments will be available on the day.


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250 Cumbrian Young Farmers travelled to Durham at the weekend to compete against 11 teams from the 6 Northern Counties in a variety of sports, speaking and drama competitions and came away with a host of trophies.
Cumbria won both the Senior Member of the Year, Craig Brough, Raughton Head YFC and Junior Member of the Year, Amy Swinbank, Eden Valley YFC. Raughton Head had a tremendous weekend also winning both the After Dinner Speaking competition and the Five a side Football .
Caldbeck YFC won the Junior Public Speaking, Kirklinton the Cheerleading competition and Lowick YFC the Ultimate Frisbee.

The final competition result of the day was Drama and a hall packed with Cumbrians nearly took the roof of when Brampton YFC were placed first with Drigg second. Best actor over the 2 days of drama went to Joe Bowman, Brampton and best actress Molly Simcock of Drigg YFC.

Even better news was to come when the Cumbria A team were announced overall winners on 122 points, second Cumbria B 118 points, third Yorkshire A 112 points and fourth Cumbria C 100 points.

The Junior Speaking and After Dinner Speaking teams now go to the National Regional Final at Retford on the 23rd March and the 2 dramas will be there on 24th March.

The Cheerleading, Ballroom and Member of the Year Competitions go to the National Finals at the Annual Convention at Blackpool on 4th and 5th May. The National Finals of all the other competitions will be at Stafford on 6th and 7th July.

Kelly Ousby, Cumbria A team leader, commented, “It was a brilliant weekend with some amazing results which reflect all the time and effort our members have put into these competitions. I am very proud of all our competitors”

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.

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60 Young Farmers from around the County gathered at Penrith Auction Mart for the Stockman and Young Stockjudge of the Year competitions.

 They gave reasons and placed  4 dairy cows, butcher’s cattle, butcher’s lambs and breeding lambs and answered an animal health questionnaire set by Neil Swift of Frame, Swift and Partners’ veterinary practice.

 Cumbria YFC President, Mr Nick Utting presented the Ian Graham Rosebowl for Stockman of the Year to Laurie Brunskill of Brampton YFC with Keith Forster also of Brampton and Henry Knowles, Grayrigg equal second.

 The Bronwyn Chester Trophy for highest scoring Junior went to William Horsley, Skelton . second Rachel Edminson, Longtown and third Alice Longmire, Lowick.

 The H and H  team trophy was presented to Aspatria

 The top 8 Seniors and Juniors now go on to compete against YFC members from the 6 Northern Counties at Brockholes Arms Auction, Preston.

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