YOUNG Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster held its annual Silage Assessment Finals recently kindly sponsored by Thompsons Feeding Innovation, held at Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Hillsborough.
YFCU was delighted to welcome members back to the first in-person Silage Assessment Finals since 2019. With a fantastic turnout of over 100 competitors, the night was a great success.
The heats took place across all six counties in Northern Ireland with the top competitors making it through to the final.
A representative from Thompsons Feeding Innovation assessed and graded the silage, provided by AFBI. YFCU members then judged the silage.
Chair of AERA Community and Thompsons Feeding Innovation representative Phillip Donaldson said: “It is great to see such a turnout of enthusiastic members with the top scorers in each age group being very hard to separate, so well done to anyone that placed.”
YFCU could not have held the Silage Assessment competition without the kind sponsorship and support from Thompsons Feeding Innovation as well as the help from AFBI, which not only provided its facilities but offered support to YFCU staff throughout the planning and executing of the event. Finally, YFCU would like to thank the Thompsons Feeding representative and proud YFCU member Phillip Donaldson for attending the event and offering his expertise.
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