Montgomeryshire Young Farmers have been busy this month.

On May 16th and 25th, the county YFC held its stocking judging competitions hosted by kind permission of the Oliver family Cefn Coch, and the Owen family, Red House Aberhafesp.

More than 144 members competed in the Section D Cobs, Texel Sheep and Limousin Cattle competitions.

Congratulations to Llanfair Caereinion YFC, who were awarded with the highest number of marks across the stock judging competitions.


County Times: Hamer farm in Abermule during YFC Show weekend.Hamer farm in Abermule during YFC Show weekend.

On Saturday May 25, the YFC held its annual rally at Upper Bryn, Abermule, hosted by the Hamer family.

The day and night were a huge success with 297 entries and hundreds of members competing throughout the day in craft, cookery, woodwork, shearing, and dancing.

The tug of war competition especially drew a crowd, with hundreds of people coming out to watch 14 clubs battling it out for a winning spot.

A huge congratulations to Bro Ddyfi YFC on winning the women’s competition and to Dyffryn Tanat YFC, the winners of the men’s competition.

County Times: 2.	Members of the rally Committee with the Hamer family.Members of the rally committee with the Hamer family.

The day would not have been possible without the organisation of the Rally committee, consisting of this year of Tregynon, Mochdre and Penstrowed, Dolfor and Aberhafesp YFC.

Rally chairman Kieran Owen of Mochdre and Penstrowed YFC said: "The committee and hosts have been busy over the past few months to make sure that the day was a success, and it was great to all that hard work pay off on Saturday”.

Clubs’ promotional signs have been dotted around the local area in recent weeks with this competition was entered by all 17 clubs in Montgomeryshire and won by Dyffryn Banw YFC.

County Times: Rally winners Dyffryn TanatRally winners Dyffryn Tanat.

After a full day of competitions, Berriew YFC achieved second place overall, winning the FUW shield.

The winner of the perpetual challenge shield awarded to the club gaining the highest total points in all competitions was awarded to Dyffryn Tanat YFC.

The event closed with more than 700 people attending the annual rally dance with great music and atmosphere.

County Times: Women’s Tug of War winners Bro Ddyfi.Women’s Tug of War winners Bro Ddyfi.

A spokesman said: "We would like to give a huge thank you to our main sponsor, Gareth Pugh Steel Framed Buildings & Greenhill Systems, and to all of the local businesses who kindly sponsored our rally, the event would not have been possible without their generosity.

"Montgomeryshire YFC would like to give a huge congratulations to all of their members for their hard work and enthusiasm, not only on competition days, but also while they have been busily preparing over the past few weeks.

"Good luck to all of our members going on to represent Montgomeryshire at the Royal Welsh Show."