WESTCOUNTRY youngsters get set to battle it out at the regional six counties contest at the end of June.

Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) members from Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Devon prepare to go head-to-head to compete at the South West Area Competitions Weekend, which is being hosted by Dorset  YFC at Kingston Maurward College.

Last hosted by Dorset YFC in 2019, the event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, with many competitions taking place over the two days, ranging from stock judging to ‘fashion, make and model’, so there is something for everyone.

The junior and senior stockman competitions will be held on the Saturday, with the aid of the animals from the Kingston Maurward Farm as well as the farm safety skills contest, which includes checking machinery, movement and first aid.  

For the first time this year, the club will be organising a catwalk with members who are taking part in the ‘fashion, make and model’ competition showing the talents of the members from creating something old into some new and the theme is A Day at the Races. 

On the Sunday, the very competitive tug of war competitions will take place.  This is in three categories — juniors 12-17 years, ladies 17-28 years and men 17-28 years. This is always a very popular event and great to watch.

To find out more about Dorset Young Farmers’ Club head to the website at www.dorsetyfc.org.uk or contact county office on 01305 263947.  Young Farmers’ Club is open to everyone between the ages of 10 and 28 years, whether they are from a farming background or not.