Bumper entries make Young Stock Person of the Year the toughest yet!

Bumper entries make Young Stock Person of the Year the toughest yet!

The 2018 East of England Winter Stock Festival taking place on the 30th November and the 1st December looks set to host one of the most hotly contested youth competitions in the UK with over 45 budding young exhibitors heading to the Grand Final.

Sponsored by Dunbia, the Young Stock Person of the Year is a competition designed to encourage and recognize potential stock handlers from around the country. Split into two age groups intermediates aged 15- 17 years and seniors aged 18 – 21 years and with categories of beef or sheep.

Qualifying shows have already taken place throughout the summer at county and local level with qualified competitors being invited to the Grand Final.

Pic cap, 2017 Young Stock Winners 

Entrants this year will come under the watchful eye of Judges: lamb showmanship, Tom Hill; lamb questions, Ruby Wright; cattle showmanship, Helen Morgan; and finally cattle questions, Richard Burton. Their points from the stockmanship, handling skills and questions give the overall results placing and champion winners.

“We are really excited to be welcoming the YSPOTY competitors to this year’s Winter Stock Festival and can’t wait to find out who will be crowned as the 2018 champions. Our youth competitions are one of the most important parts of our event, with this and the College Challenge we enjoy engaging and educating the future of the industry” said William Haire, Festival Director

The Young Stock Person of the Year Final will take place on Saturday 1st December, with the final result presentation taking place after the sale of breeding ewe lambs and baby beef in the main ring.

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