IT has been a busy few months for Bleary Young Farmers’ Club.
April 27 saw a return of the Apple Challenge. This year hosts Newtownhamilton choose a theme of the Grand National where teams had to build a hobby horse from recycled materials and race around the Grand National course. Bleary had two teams participate with one placing second by a tiebreaker with Mountnorris YFC.
On Friday, April 29, 50 members headed to Eric Reid’s beef finishing farm where they heard all about the day-to-day running of his farm.
The girls’ football heats were held in Desertmartin on May 5. Bleary YFC entered two teams but, despite all the hard work the girls put in, unfortunately they didn’t make it through to the finals.
June 9 saw the return of the Beef and Sheep stock judging heats. Bleary YFC members travelled to Markethill Mart to take part.
In their age groups for beef, Sarah Spence placed first, Amy Ritchie third and Catherine Robinson sec-ond. For sheep, Helen Laird placed first in County Armagh for her age group.
This summer Bleary YFC is holding its annual Treasure Hunt on July 8. It will start at 7.30pm
and there will be a BBQ and tuck shop.
Friday, August 5, will see a return of Bleary YFC’s tractor run in aid of Macmillan at Brookvale.
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