Highland Stockjudging shall take place on Saturday 24th November 2018 at 11am, Aberdeen & Northern Marts, Quoybrae, Watten, Caithness, KW1 5UN. By kind permission of Aberdeen & Northern Marts.
Entry Fee £30 per club which allows as many teams of 3 and individuals to take part as they club wishes to enter, we hope to see as many Highland Area members taking part as possible!
Closing Date for entries is Friday 9th November 2018.
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Latheron have a successful Highland Day
Saturday 24th November saw Highland Area Young Farmers Clubs coming together for the Annual Highland Day, which consisted for Stockjudging, Pool and Darts Competitions.
The morning saw 7 clubs from within the Highland Area, none of the RNI clubs travelled up, but all the Caithness and Orkney clubs took part in a Stockjudging competition at Quoybrae, Watten by kind permission of Aberdeen and Northern Marts, the clubs had 4 classes of Stock to Judge 2 Sheep classes from Messrs A H Mackay, West Greenland and 2 classes for Cattle from the Gunn Family, Whitefield. Judging the classes were Women in Agriculture Task Force’s joint Chairwoman Joyce Campbell (judging the sheep) and husband Ian Macleay auctioneer at the Mart judging the Cattle. One member from each team had to give reasons on the Heifer class and then the top 14 individuals had to delivery reason on the Cheviot Hogg class. Winning the Stockjudging Team Title was Latheron’s Gareth Watt, Tamara Sinclair and Rosie Pomfret with a score of 539, in second place with a score of 521 was Bower A made up of Beth Dunnett, Angus Brims and Will Barnetson and in 3rd with a score of 512 was Halkirk’s Clara Mills, Rob Yells and Emma Rutherford.
Winning the Individual Stockjudging was John Forbes from Bower with a score of 225, in 2nd place over all, also scooping the Ladies and Junior Titles was Beth Dunnett from Bower with a score of 222. Taking 3rd place overall with a score of 217 was our North Area Chairman and Forss Member Michael Gunn. 2nd and 3rd in the Ladies section went to Latheron’s Tamara Sinclair with 208 and Rosie Pomfret with 204. Second place in the Juniors went to Bower’s Beth Douglas with a score of 185 and in 3rd was club mate Ben Gunn.
We would like to extend our thanks once again to The Mart, our Judges and donners for making the Stockjudging possible and of course to our competitors as without them were would be no competition.
The afternoon saw the clubs compete in the Weigh Inn, Thurso at double’s pool competition and singles darts competition, we had a great entry in both and a fun afternoon was had by all!
In the pool they played a round robin but we then had play offs for 1st and 2nd and also for 3rd. The 1st and 2nd place play off was very tense (best of 3 games), it was taken into the 3rd game and it was a tense game for both sides Orkney Duo Connor Nicolson (Harray) and Matthew Rendall (Sandwick) and Latheron Brothers Rhys and Gareth Watt, with it coming down to both sides working on potting the black ball! After a very tense few shots, it was Rhys Watt who potted the black and Latheron scooped 1st prize and in 2nd was Orkney Duo Connor Nicolson (Harray) and Matthew Rendall (Sandwick). The 3rd place play off was between Bower’s Beth Dunnett and Beth Douglas and Forss’ James Mackay and Campbell Morrison, with James and Campbell taking 3rd place.
The Darts we had a clear winner in the league which was played, this was George Low from East Mainland, who won all the matches, we then had a play off for 2nd and 3rd this was between Forss member Michael Gunn and Latheron’s Sharon Calder, it was a close match with Michael winning and taking 2nd place and Sharon took 3rd.
Once again we would like to thank the Weigh Inn Hotel for hosting the competition and to all those who took part.
Highland Area Event Manager Kerry Mackenzie noted “it was great to see all of the Caithness and Orkney Clubs taking part and especially with all three of the Orkney Clubs coming across the water for the day. The Stockjudging was a great way to start in the morning and we are very gratefully to the local mart for hosting, our Judges and Donners. All members did extremely well and the judges commented on this, which gives the members a boost! The afternoon was a good social afternoon of competitions and was great to see the members interacting and helping one and other, I was proud of the area and clubs I look after for making the Highland Day a success and we hope to see it blossom more over the next few years. A special mention must for the North Committee Member Lynn Sinclair who was there all day helping to steward.”
Overall Stockjudging Score Sheet - /webroot/assets/uploaded/files/Highland%20Stockjudging%202018-19%20Scores%281%29.pdf
Team Stockjudging Score Sheet - /webroot/assets/uploaded/files/Team%20Scores%202018-19%281%29.pdf
Indvidiual Stockjudging Score Sheet - /webroot/assets/uploaded/files/Individual%20Scores%202018-19%281%29.pdf