Callington Young Farmers Club

Summer kicked off with Competitions Day on 24th May. With the club entering most competitions from the various stock judging classes, cube themed family milestones, the cookery competition cooking a three course meal with only a camping stove and the additional competitions this year of changing a car tyre and club rounders, Callington took home several prize cards and won the day as club with overall most points. Despite the weather everyone enjoyed celebrating into the evening with the after do.

No rest up was had as a week later was Royal Cornwall Show.

YFC 47-1This year’s theme followed on from Will, the County Chairman’s WOT NOT theme that Sam Boundy took part in. WOT NOT this year saw 30 members cycling 350 miles from Wembley to Twickenham, to Gloucester, to Cardiff before heading down to Torquay on Friday for the National AGM. Well done to Sam for doing this then running the London Marathon! Not many of those competing at London cycled 350miles beforehand I am sure!

So with the theme of WOTNOT being Rugby, the Royal Cornwall Show marque was the Rugby World Cup with each club depicting a different country in the World Cup. Callington had Italy. With a great club effort, with many members doing their fair share on evenings in Lucys shed all the hard work paid off with third place! Hope you all got a chance to take a look in the YFC marque. Club entered many of the other static entries in the marque and stock judging on the Saturday. With Sam and Letty’s lip sync performance too club came away with heaps of silver ware to show for all their efforts.

Next on the agenda was the Fathers Day Clay Pigeon Shoot held at Appledore Farm. Many thanks goes to Kev for all his help organising the event and on the day. Also to Peter Crago and others that helped out on the day. Many people turned out to shoot with lots going around more than once. Results;- James Rounsevell took the overall winner and best male shooter, Jackie Eley best female, Sam Wakeham best YFC member, Sam Boundy best Callington YFC member. Thank you to all who came along and hope you enjoyed the shoot! We raised over £700 for Cornwall Air Ambulance and Children’s Hospice SW.

YFC 47-2Nicole Doidge gave a great talk to club back in the spring on her trip to Austria with the YFC Discovery programme. Nicole took the opportunity to take up another Discovery trip and this year went to Switzerland. Nicole got up to loads whilst there including helping out on the farm where she stayed.

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Whilst Nicole was away Cat hosted an Austrian young farmer for the week. Theresa enjoyed her stay and enjoyed visiting parts of Cornwall. Of course she had to sample a pasty, cream tea and a Rattler.

Liskeard Show, Callington entered several entries into the YFC section. Lucy gained YFC girl with the most points and took home a trophy for club.

Rally was the weekend after, held at Penzance. The weather was on our sides, with lovely sunshine all day. Callington despite only having a few members there took part in most competitions and done themselves proud. In the static entries most members had entered with many prizes had. Overall Liskeard took overall winners. With DJ pasty in the evening, all had a good time especially those that bedded up the marque with the straw bales that were lying around! Who needs a foam party, when you got straw!

This year we decided to do a dog show on the same day as Golberdon Fun Day. This drew a lot of people with over 75 dogs and a cat!?! Many thanks goes to Glebe Vets for sponsoring and to our judge for attending the day.

YFC 47-4The programme has been very varied with a talk by this year’s charity Cornwall Air Ambulance, a club v advisory rounder’s match, farm walks at Axford Farm by kind permission of Brian Greenfield, Lanlivet by kind permission of the Kendal family and Dupath Farm by kind permission of the Coombe family. We have also done some rock climbing, a car treasure hunt that turned into a spot of Morris Dancing, the Fat lamb competition and a visit to Ian Hodge at Wadebridge.

If you would like to find out more information or would like to be a part of this organisation (you don’t have to be a farmer to be a member!) Contact Rob on 07980 833918 or Lucy on 07561 057969.