First victory for Pendle Young Farmers

Pendle Young Farmers
Pendle Young Farmers

More than 30 members from the Pendle Young Farmers Club attended the Bowland Regional Rally held at Gisburn Auction Market.

And the local club fought off the competition to win the overall rally for the first time in its history!

The club competed against members from Slaidburn, Bolton-by-Bowland, Clitheroe, Chipping and Salmesbury YFCs with hundreds of members from across the area.

Club chairman Alexandra Nutter said: “I am so immensely proud of Pendle YFC winning the overall club trophy.

“We have lots of extremely talented members who gave it their all and it paid off.

“I knew they could do it! Now we just need to put 110% effort into the county rally and go on to win there.”

Competitions on the day included stock judging, cooking, crafts and obstacle courses.

The individual results were as follows:

Open County Display (Cube): 1, Kate Eminson (Higham), Harriet Mitchell (Fence), Beth Nutter (Higham), Issy Hartley (Roughlee) and Zoe Smith (Newchurch). Painted Canvas: 1, Maria Odgers (Roughlee). Intermediate Fashion Make and Model a Garment: 1, Harriet Mitchell (Fence). Junior beef stock judging: 2, Thomas Hartley (Roughlee). Senior beef stock judging: 2, Alex Nutter (Higham). Junior breeding sheep stock judging: 1, Bob Hargreaves (Barley). Senior breeding sheep stock judging: 3, Oliver Eminson (Higham). Intermediate pig stock judging: 2, Katy Hargreaves (Barley). Intermediate dairy stock judging: 2, Brandon Atkinson (Sabden).

Senior linear assessment: 3, Jess Odgers (Roughlee). Senior Peel and Squeal: 3, Alex Nutter (Higham) and Brandon Atkinson ( Higham). Open Floral Art: 3, Hannah Binns (Downham). Intermediate Plant Pot: 3, Imogen Lee (Sabden Fold). Intermediate Jelly: 1, Jake Sanderson (Newchurch). Senior Woodwork: 2, William Eminson (Higham). Junior Decorated Gingerbread Family: 3, Jess Odgers (Roughlee).

Intermediate Banana Loaf: 3, Hannah Binns (Downham). Intermediate Four Vegetable Spring Rolls: 2, Kizzy Lee (Sabden Fold). Open Four uses of rhubarb: 2, Katy Hargreaves (Barley). Senior Millionaires Shortbread: 3, Alex Nutter (Higham). Cookery: 3, Charlotte Holden (Barley), Katy Hargreaves (Barley) and Thomas Hartley (Roughlee). Junior Floral Art: 3, Maria Odgers (Roughlee). Intermediate Floral Art: 3, Harriet Hartley (Barley). Senior Floral Art: 3, Kate Eminson (Higham).

l The club had further success when they won the Lancashire county rally at the weekend. Members will now compete at the Northern region rally at Thirsk in June.