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2019 changes to the beef, dairy and dual-purpose competitions

As the industry’s leading annual youth event, National Young Stars, continues to grow and evolve, further changes have been made to the Beef, Dairy and Dual-Purpose sections. Previous years have seen three individuals aged 14-26 required to compete alongside two animals under the age of two years. Now, in light of requests made from various …

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Young butchers on winning form at National Young Stars

This year’s butchery competition once again attracted the crowds with three talented individuals competing for the Royal Smithfield Club sponsored trophy under the watchful eye of judges Viv Harvey and Martin Eccles. Here’s a look at Jess Pugh, Ben Greenfield and Jake Edwards in action throughout the course of the competition. The event is indebted …

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Action shots from the 2018 event

Here’s a look at the 2018 gallery of action shots from the event of all the general action from the show, from washing pigs, to hair drying heifers and getting interviewed by the judges here’s a breakdown of the two-day event. Anyone wanting to look at the team and stand shots take a look here.

Meet the amazing teams from this year’s National Show Stars

Anyone who has witnessed the National Young Stars knows there is a considerable amount of work goes in to the team preparation even before the competitors arrive at the show, from planning their animals, team branding and the promotional stand. The sponsors for the event are integral to continuing the growth of this event, but …

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Youth of British Agriculture shines at National Young Stars

This year’s National Young Stars event once again saw young agricultural enthusiasts descend on the Royal Three Counties Showground for two days of competition in various cattle, sheep, pigs and butchery sections. Commenting on the event at the prize giving ceremony, event chairman Neil Lloyd said, “Yet again the standard of youngsters competing was mind …

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New selection process for the Royal Winter Fair, Canada

The National Young Stars event organising committee is delighted to announce an exciting five-year relationship with the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto. In previous years, winners of the beef competition have been fortunate to attend the Royal Winter Fair in November as part of their winning prize from the National Young Stars Event. This has seen …

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Young agricultural enthusiasts shine at National Young Stars

The third National Young Stars event took place at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire, on Tuesday and Wednesday last week (22nd and 23rd August) with young livestock and butchery enthusiasts travelling from all corners of the UK, as well as an international exchange team from Canada, competing on this fast growing national platform. …

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Auctioneer competition – aimed at novice auctioneers

Due to many enquiries from younger auctioneers and those in training at the moment, for this year the rules have been amended to allow for a younger competitor to take place. The event will now welcome novice competitors to participate in the Young Auctioneer competition which will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd August. For this …

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