THIS year’s National Young Stars event once again saw young agricultural enthusiasts descend on the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, for two days of competition in various cattle, sheep, pig and butchery sections.
The event saw more than 100 youngsters aged between eight and 26 years of age compete in various competitions, including stockjudging, show preparation, ring
craft, public speaking, marketing and publicity and industry knowledge,
making this event a standalone national platform for agriculture’s next generation.
In the untrimmed/dual purpose cattle section Rachel Armour, County Londonderry, and Alanna Bloomer, County Tyrone, competed under the Mighty Moilies team with a pair of Irish Moiled heifers.
Having travelled over from Northern Ireland to collect their heifers in Moffat, Scotland, and then attend the event at Malvern, these girls certainly put the effort in to attend and that was rewarded by coming through on top of this section and Rachel being selected alongside two other competitors to attend the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada, representing Team UK.