A MEMBER of Teme Valley YFC has qualified to represent the West Midlands Area at the national finals competitions.

Chloe Harris will be competing in the young stockjudge of the year competition on Sunday at Harper Adams University College.

She achieved outstanding individual results at the West Midland Area stockjudging competitions day held at Worcester Livestock Market.

Chloe scored 99 out of a possible 100 marks in the live pig judging and 90 out of a possible 100 in the multiple choice animal health and husbandry questionnaire.

In the national final, senior competitors are required to submit a veterinary project and to attend an interview with the judges before they go on to place the four rings of six live animals – beef, sheep, dairy cows and pigs.

The young stock judges of the year also have to place four rings of four live animals and complete a multiple choice animal health and husbandry questionnaire.

Staging the f inals at a prestigious agricultural college allows YFC members to compete in first class facilities and to see what a leading agricultural college can offer.

􀁧 The Young Farmers Club in Tenbury Wells is holding a new members evening next Wednesday.

The event takes place at the Royal Oak in the town between 7.45pm and 10pm.

Potential members are welcome to go along and see what the group is all about. Members do not have to be farmers, just possess a willingness to get involved.

Joining the group gives members the opportunity to develop skills, work with their local community, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions prog ramme and enjoy a dynamic social life.

For more information about the group and the evening at the Royal Oak, contact Kathy Yarnold on 07528 045329 or Natalie Harber 07725 908486.