The Young Farmers Show took place on Sunday 8th April 2018 with 23 over wintered cattle on show which were purchased by the young farmers throughout the backend of 2017. Also for Show were 6 Homebred Cattle.
We would like to thank Northlink Ferries again this year for their generous sponsorship and continued support of this event.
The Judge this year was Mr Harry Emslie Kinnochie Farm Mintlaw Peterhead.
For all the class winners and weight gain information please open the separate attachment.
The main winners on the evening were as follows;
The Overall Champion was No 12 a Limousin Heifer shown by Gary Stanger South Seatter Sandwick. The black heifer was not only the Overall Champion but she was the Weight gain Champion as well putting on 1.27 kg per day. She was bred by Housebay Farms Stronsay
The Overall Champion and Weight Gain Champion
From left to right Gary Stanger, Judge Harry Emslie, Alan Cumming Livestock Supervisor Northlink Ferries and Kris Bevan Freight Manager Northlink Ferries.
At the sale today she realised £2700 and was purchased by the judge Harry Emslie.
Bought weight 470 kilos, Sold weight 700 kilos + 230 kilos (181 days)
Price paid £1090, Sold Price £2700 + £1610
The Reserve Champion was a Limousin Heifer shown by Inga Kemp. She was bred by G T & S Coghill Muce Birsay. She was also very close to winning the weight gain trophy as she put on 1.26 kgs per day.
The Reserve Champion Heifer Shown by Inga Kemp also pictured Alan Cumming and Kris Bevan Northlink Ferries.
Inga was also presented with the prize for best Young Handler at the Show.
At the sale today the heifer realised £1700 and was again purchased by the judge Harry Emslie.
Bought weight 415 kilos, Sold weight 670 kilos + 255 kilos (202 days)
Price paid £970, Sold Price £1700 + £730
The Champion Steer at the show was a Limousin shown by Kelsey Harvey Lyra Dounby. It was bred at Hools South Ronaldsay.
Kelsey picture with her stot and Alan Cumming, Kris Bevan Northlink Ferries
Today the steer realised £1350 and was purchased by Craigie Butchers Ltd Brig Larder Kirkwall
Bought weight 350 kilos, Sold weight 540 kilos + 190 kilos (160 days)
Price paid £970, Sold Price £1350 + £380
The most weight gain steer was an unhaltered Limousin from Dale Groundwater Hyval Cottage Dounby
Bought weight 340 kilos, Sold weight 540 kilos + 200 kilos (160 days)
Price paid £1010, Sold Price £1220 + £210
The Stot was purchased by Craigie Butchers Ltd Brig Larder Kirkwall
The Overall Homebred Champion was a Limousin Steer from Owen Rendall Rowland Holm
Pictured are Owen Rendall, Alan Cumming and Kris Bevan
Today the Steer sold for £1280 to W Anderson Aberdeenshire
Judge Harry Emslie receiving a token of thanks from Erin Stout on behalf of the Young Farmers.
The large number of spectators at the event on Sunday night showed just how important it is to support the Young Farmers in Orkney.
Well done to all who took part this year and we look forward to next year’s event with hopefully some new faces having a go!