Members take part in annual YFCU Silage Making Competition
Connor Creith from Moycraig YFC has been named the winner of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster 2021-2022 Silage Making Competition sponsored by John Thompson and Sons Limited.
The annual competition saw YFCU members from over 20 clubs across the country taking part to showcase their silage making skills. The regional heats took place at the beginning of January with the highest scorer from each county making it through to the final on kkkkkkkkkk.
Judges Ronald Annett from John Thompson and Sons Limited and David Dunlop from Hillsborough YFC travelled to the farms of each finalist to carry out a visual inspection of their competition silage, taking into account its fermentation, digestibility and dry matter content as well as the sealing of the silo and the way in which the effluent was collected.
The judges also conducted an interview with each of the finalists in relation to how the silage was made and their current feeding policy.
Matthew Cleland from Spa YFC was placed second, with Adam Kyle from Curragh YFC in third.
Ian Walker from Collone YFC and Trent Brown from Seskinore YFC were also highly commended for making it through to the final stage.
YFCU would like to thank the judges for taking the time to make their expertise available to the association.
The organisation would also like extend a note of appreciation to John Thompson and Sons Limited for their continued support of this event.
Photo caption:Judges Ronald Annett from John Thompson and Sons Limited and David Dunlop from Hillsborough YFC with the winner Connor Creith from Moycraig YFC