Just as the Young Stars committee have got over the 2017 event, it’s busy organising next year’s event so first things first get the 21st and 22nd August 2018 in the diary to come and compete or support this fast growing event.

While we appreciate the summer months of an event bring with it some challenges in terms of school holidays and harvesting, the feedback from this years event being in the summer was fantastic.

After a great post event committee meeting, the committee has added two new competitions to the event, firstly in the cattle section, we will next year be hosting our first ever Dual Purpose section. So the elements will remain the same for competition, however, there will be a lot less emphasis on clipping – so anyone wanting to have a go, get thinking about your teams now!

Equally, in the sheep section, we are introducing untrimmed sheep sections, to go alongside our current trimmed section. Again the same competitive principles will remain, but the teams don’t have to trim the sheep (they will be asked to present them to a standard which will be outlined in the rules in due course). This section is open to both teams with breeds of sheep who usually trim but feel they don’t have the skill set to do so, or those with breeds who normally wouldn’t trim for show or sale.

A reminder to all who are interested in competing in the livestock team challenges, your sponsors don’t necessarily have to be breed societies and you can have more than one sponsor and you can bring commercial stock.

We’re also pleased to welcome Tom Kinroy to the organising committee. Tom will be handling our sponsorship side of the event and brings with him a wealth of experience from events throughout the industry. Those wishing to help support the event through sponsorship can contact Tom direct on 07921 728235 or by emailing tom@kinroydesign.co.uk