Young Farmers to hold annual barbecue

COLERAINE Young farmers have had a busy start to the summer with a girls football team making to the finals at Balmoral Show and a very successful afternoon tea held at Chantelle Murdoch’s house in June.

A team also finished runners=up in the “Build it Competition” - big congratulations to them.

The club also held their annual Sports Night in June, unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind but a big thank you to the teams who attended.

Members also helped out with a barbecue during Open Farm Weekend at Ian and Ruth Pollock’s farm in Castlerock.

On the competition front the club gained 13 places in the Co Londonderry Beef and Sheep judging.

Sheep

12-14: 1st Maxine Smyth, 2nd Emma Jane Hutchinson, 4th Paul Adams

16-18: 3rd Ryan Adams

18-21: 2nd Rebecca Lamont, 3rd Mark Blair

21-25: 4th Kathryn Smyth

Beef

12-14: 3rd Laura Conn , 4th Emma Jane Hutchinson

14-16: 1st Thomas Millar, 2nd Louise Conn

16-18: 2nd Ryan Adams

18-21: 3rd Chantelle Murdoch

The following members also got placed in the dairy heats which took place earlier in April:

12-14: 1st Laura Conn, 4th Emma Jane Hutchinson

14-16: 1st Louise Conn, 2nd Ruth Adams

16-18: 3rd Ryan Adams

18-21: 4th Chantelle Murdoch

21-25: 1st Hugh Harbinson

The results from the finals at the Greenmount Campus were:

Dairy

14-16: 2nd Ruth Adams

16-18: 1st Ryan Adams

18-21: 3rd Chantelle Murdoch

Beef

12-14: 2nd Laura Conn, 4th Emma Jane Hutchinson

14-16: 1st Louise Conn

16-18: 1st Ryan Adams

Sheep

18-21: 4th Rebecca Lamont

Silage

12-14: 1st Paul Adams, 4th Maxine Smyth

16-18: 3rd David Reid

21-25: 4th Steven O’Neill

Meanwhile Coleraine YFC will stage its Annual Barbecue on Kane’s farm at Ballinteer Road this Saturday. Music will be provided by Beats Entertainment.