Pictured are YFCU members taking part in the 2017 final of the machinery handling competition held at Balmoral Show.
The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster has announced that Johnston Gilpin & Co will return as sponsors of the association’s machinery handling competition final. Working closely with the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI), Johnston Gilpin & Co assist with the planning of the designated course to test the competitors’ tractor skills and safety knowledge.
Johnston Gilpin & Co have supported the YFCU machinery handling competition for many years and provide the machinery for the young farmers to use during the event. The final will comprise of two members from each of the six counties. These finalists have been selected following the county heats. At Balmoral Show three heats will be held to determine which two teams will go head to head to compete for the 2018 title.
The final will take place at Balmoral Show on Thursday 17th May at 2pm at the Cattle Rings.
The 2018 finalists are:
Joe Black, Collone YFC
Thomas Chambers, Collone YFC
David Thompson, Randalstown YFC
Alan Adams, Lisnamurrican YFC
Sam Graham, Killinchy YFC
Jonathan Hayes, Killinchy YFC
Jason Johnston, Kesh YFC
George Irvine, Kesh YFC
James Purcell, Dungiven YFC
Geoff McNeill, Garvagh YFC
Adam Wilson, Cappagh YFC
Henry Giles, Seskinore YFC
YFCU would like to thank Johnston Gilpin & Co for their continued support of this event. The Association also extend their gratitude to HSENI.