David Allen Stockperson of the Year Competition
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This fresh new addition to the Agri Expo programme is the brainchild of Laura Millar, Livestock Scheme Manager and Fieldperson at Harrison & Hetherington. Commenting on the launch of the competition, Laura said: “As a young person herself working within the livestock industry, I was really keen to add something to Agri Expo that highlighted the next generation. The industry is evolving at such a pace, and it is more important than ever for farmers to be forward-thinking and proactive.”

The aim of the David Allen Stockperson of the Year competition is to get people thinking and challenging themselves, as well as to showcase the strength of our young farmers as the future of our industry. I would like to thank all of our sponsors for their input and the support that they are proactively giving to our young farmers through this competition.”

The 'Stockperson of the Year' competition will take place during the day from 10am – 1pm during Agri Expo

Aim:  To test the skills, knowledge and capabilities of the progressive livestock farmer

In Conjunction With:

Who Can Enter?
Entries are invited from pairs who must be members of a Young Farmers Club

  • 12 – 26 years YFC pairs

The Competition

Class 1 | Stock-judging | Sponsored by NEMSA

  • Each pair must place four Mule sheep in the correct order (as determined by the chosen judge)

Class 2 | EBV Challenge | Sponsored by the British Charolais Cattle Society

  • Looking in details at EBVs of 4 bulls, each pair must select the most appropriate bull for each given scenario

Class 3 | Carbon Challenge |Sponsored by Carbon Metrics

  • Multiple-choice questionnaire

Class 4 | Stock Value Challenge

  • Each pair must value 4 different grades of stock ie store animal, calf, prime lamb, breeding sheep


  • A Cash Prize will be presented for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places
  • The Overall Winners will be presented with a trophy

Entries will be accepted on the day, Friday 29th October, but for any pre-expo queries, contact Auctioneer, Paul Gardner direct on M: 07736 883671 or email him direct