800 Compete at Northern District 2016 YFC Field Day: Over 2000 Join In

Hosted by Drigg YFC at Calder Farm, The Northern District Annual Field Day 2016 spanned a range of events from creation of spectacular three-course dinners to handcrafted metal and woodworking, stock judging of cows, applying make-up and more.

Every year a different club volunteers to host the field day and brings it to their local area and this year it is Drigg’s turn. According to Sarah Tyson, Chairman of the Northern District Field Day 2016, “The field day is a great expense for the Northern District, so major support from Iggesund and others is really appreciated. Adds Sarah, “Being a member of YFC improves life chances of all members and supports them in their education and their future careers. YFC membership has flourished over these last few years, giving the movement a bright future.” The YFC also supports members in their education and their future careers through public speaking competitions, performing arts and industrial site tours, like visiting the Iggesund Paperboard and bio-fuels facility in Workington. Drigg Young Farmers, now 70 years old, is part of the Northern District, Cumbria Young Farmers Club (YFC), stretching from Longtown in the North to Drigg in the South, consisting of 15 clubs with ages ranging from 10-26. YFC is one of the largest youth organisations in the UK.

Can you pick the perfect dairy cow?
Leading up to the 2016 Young Farmers Event on 28 May at Calder Farm, teams of young farmers from the Lampugh and Drigg young farmers clubs met at the Sanderson’s Farm to stock judge dairy cows. What special qualities does it take for a cow to be the winner? Good feet, a flat back, well shaped udders and more. Emily Agnew and Richard Wilson ruled the day, gaining the most points for their picks.