As usual we are excited to welcome Kent Young Farmers to this years Show and to host the biggest livestock competition run by Young Farmers in Europe. The Young Farmers attending the Show are all part of either a school Young Farmers club or a open club where they can go along to in their free time and work with animals, other areas of agriculture or just meet up for social events.
At the Show this year the Young Farmers are going to be near the Main gate at Entrance 1 and with their large marquees hosting all types of livestock, you aren’t likely to miss them! In their multiple marquees they will be keeping livestock such as cattle and sheep with pig pens outside and rabbits and chickens in the Fur and Feather Marquee. These will be open for the general public to look around, so feel free to go along and visit the animals and find out more about what the young farmers do in and around Kent!
As well as the huge display of animals that they have at the show, the young farmers will also be participating in competitions throughout the Show. These competitions vary from cattle, lambs, pigs and poultry over the three days and we highly recommend that you take some time out of you day to visit the area and the competition rings. The competitions will be mainly based on either how nicely presented the animal and the handler are or the quality of meat that the animals could produce. Competitions vary from Native Crossbred Calves to a Pair of Porker Pigs under 70kgs. There is plenty of variety for everyone to pick and choose what sort of livestock they want to see and what competition they want to go and see! For full details of all the Young Farmer Competitions and the larger Main Line Livestock competitions please visit the ‘Plan your Day’ tool.
Also as well as the competitions going on during the show, the Young Farmers will also be doing different displays and challenges such as the Bale pushing challenge, Mock Stock Auction, “It’s a Knockout” and the Fancy Dress Handler and Lamb competition. The Mock Stock Auction on Saturday is a chance for everyone to go along and see how a real auction would work. In teams, the Young Farmers go around and find items that they could use in this demonstration, these items vary from frying pans to tractors and then the teams bid on the items with Lambert & Foster Auctioneers running the auction. As well as the Mock Stock Auction on the Saturday, the Young Farmers are also having a Fancy Dress competition whilst they are showing their lambs. This event will take place at 12:00 on the Saturday of the show and we highly recommend that you take time out of your day to go and watch this display as it could be very entertaining.
We wish the Kent Young Farmers the best of luck in their competitions at this years Kent County Show!