Congratulations to our Junior member Abi Marshall, who together with
her fellow Jersey young breeders, Emily Davis and Becky Walters has
won the Dairy section of The National Young Show Stars winning a once
in a lifetime, all expenses paid week’s trip to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada including a visit to Niagara Falls.
To qualify the girls competed against 5 other highly qualified teams with their 2 Jersey heifers competing in various tasks including the creation of a Show Stand, stockjudging, clipping and presentation,
ring craft and etiquette. One member of each team, Becky Walters, was interviewed. They were also marked on the tidiness of their working area, presentation of handlers, their knowledge of animal safety and clipping and their overall ability and confidence. The girls really worked well together and received lots of complimentary comments about their clipping, their promotional stand and their teamwork. When all the marks were added together, they scored 860.5 points winning the Dairy section.
We wish them all well in representing Great Britain in November, an amazing experience and opportunity for the girls.
Congratulations to Andrew Thomas (Kimcote) who with his team were runners up in the Sheep section.