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Northern Area Stockman of the Year

Recently we hosted the Northern Area Stockman of the year competition by kind permission of Hexham and Northern Marts.

The junior team consisted of Eleanor Gibson, Katie Bailey, Amy Gibson and David Robson. The senior team consisted of Cameron Shell, Graham Robson, Joe Northwood and Joe Charlton.

Northumberland did incredibly well on the day and the results are as follows. David Robson (Bellingham) came 2nd overall in the breeding ewe’s junior competition. Joe Northwood (Bellingham) came 2nd in the breeding ewes, closely followed by Joe Charlton (Cambo) in 3rd place in the senior completion. Cameron Shell (Alnwick) not only came 2nd in a difficult beef class but also second senior overall in the whole competition. Well done to all of our members who competed. A special congratulations and best of luck in the next round to Lancashire A (senior winners) and Yorkshire B (junior winners).

We could not have ran such a successful event without the strong leadership of Adam and Claire who organised the day perfectly. The committee, stewards, county staff and scorers were all a credit to Northumberland YFC. Our thanks must also go the judges, farmers who supplied the stock, the staff at the Mart, Karen for her fantastic catering and our generous sponsors; Youngs RPS, Moralee Herefords, Tynedale insurance, Scott Mitchell Vets and George F White.