Sponsors Northlink Ferries purchase Overall Young Farmers Champion

Many Thanks to Northlink Ferries for supporting the the Young Farmers event this year again. It was great to have Stuart Garrett, Kris Bevan and Alan Cumming attending the show to present the prizes on Sunday evening.

Thanks to all the Young Farmers that entered the competition and bought cattle to over-winter. The quality of the stock on show was a great credit to yourselves and they were very well presented and paraded. It was obvious with the amount of spectators at the show that the Young Farmers are a vital part of our industry and we hope the event continues to grow.

Here are a few photos of the Prize Winners


Champion Young farmers Over-wintered animal was a Heifer shown by Inga Kemp Greenhall Deerness pictured here receiving the trophy from Stuart Garrett Managing Director Serco Northlink
The British Blue heifer was bred by W S L Muir Upper Onston Stenness. She was 435 kilos when Inga bought her on the 26th September 2016 she has put on 1.20 kilos per day and weighed 670 kilos at the Show.
At the Sale she sold for £2700 and was purchased by Stuart Garrett on behalf of Northlink Ferries to be used on the Passenger Ferries, Hamnavoe, Hjaltland and Hrossey. Also pictured is the Judge Mr Thomson Wilson from Aberdeenshire

Reserve Champion Over-wintered animal was this British Blue Steer shown by Garry Hamilton Gorn Harray.
He was bred at Housebay Farms Stronsay. Bought on the 10th October 16 scaling 430 kilos he has gained an average of 1.38 kgs per day to weigh 680 kilos at the show. He sold for £1550 to local butchers Williamsons East road Kirkwall
Also pictured is Thomson Wilson and Alan Cumming, Northlink Ferries Livestock Supervisor

First in the Limousin Steer class was this stot shown by Fraser Leslie Odinstone Shapinsay. Bred by M & A Lennie Seaview Sanday he was purchased on 24/10/16 scaling 380 kilos and weighed 560 kilos at the show. He sold for £1350 and was bought by Craigie Butchers Ltd Brig larder Kirkwall. Pictured here with Thomson Wilson and Kris Bevan Freight Manager Northlink Ferries

First prize Limousin Heifer was shown by Gary Stanger South Seatter Sandwick. Bred by A & L McAdie Aikers Tankerness it was 395 kilos and when sold it weighed 595 kilos selling for £1800 to a south buyer.

First Prize Simmental Heifer was shown by Iona Muir and was bred at Warthill Holm she scaled 640 kilos and realised £1450

First placed home bred steer was from George Low Craighaven Toab. The steer weighed 600 kilos and realised £1340 to E Flett Butchers Stromness

First placed home bred heifer and overall home bred champion was this Limousin from Fraser Leslie Odinstone Shapinsay at the sale she weighed 505 kilos.

Winners of the Un-haltered Steer class were 1st Nicky Moar and 2nd Tommy Linklater pictured here with the Judge, Thomson Wilson and Kris Bevan Northlink Ferries

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