YFCU members put on a show

YFCU BALMORAL RI Farm
SKILLS: YFCU member demonstrating his tractor skills in the Machinery Handling Competition

BALMORAL Show is one of the highlights of the YFCU calendar, with members descending on the show grounds to participate in the exciting schedule of competitions.

YFCU is partnered again this year by the Yellow Wellies Campaign of the Farm Safety Foundation.

Already having taken place yesterday (Wednesday) are the Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Competition, sponsored by Lister, as well as the Floral Art Final.

Today (Thursday), the Machinery Handling Competition (2pm in cattle rings) will be up first. This popular competition, sponsored by Johnston Gilpin, will see members take turns to sit in the driving seat and take on a designated course testing their tractor skills and safety knowledge.

Spectators can then enjoy the Girls 5-a-side Football Final (3.15pm) with 14 teams competing to be crowned champions.

The highly anticipated Tug of War Competition will finish YFCU’s Thursday events line-up at 5.30pm. A Balmoral favourite, this event always draws a huge crowd. Sponsored by Thompsons, the event will see a selection of novice, advanced and female teams pull together in a battle of strength.

Be sure to visit the YFCU stand where staff and members will be on hand to answer any questions about joining a club near you. And keep an eye out for the YFCU 90th anniversary mascot – ‘YFCU Moo’ making her debut at the event!

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