There are 10 clubs within Derbyshire and 624 Young Farmers Clubs in England and Wales.
What do Young Farmers get up to?
Every Tuesday Hope Valley Young Farmers meet. Meetings vary from talks by bee keepers and vets to outdoor meetings such as livestock judging and bowling.
We try and make the weekly meetings cater for all members, whatever they are interested in.
Over the past 10 years Hope Valley YFC has raised over £30,000 for different charites chosen by the members.
The cheques get presented to the charities during the grand parade at Hope Show.
HVYFC have various fund raising activities throughout the year with the main fund raiser being the harvest auction held in October at The Travellers Rest, Brough
HVYFC also hold a Farmhouse Breakfast morning where they cook breakfast for the morning and raise money for the club.
There is a varied competitions programme where young farmers compete at local level and depending on results also at national levels.
Competitions vary from Flower arranging, Tug of War, Public Speaking, Quizzes, Debating, Sports (badminton, dodge ball, football and hockey), Cookery, Stock Judging (beef, sheep, pig and carcass), fencing, tractor driving and many more.
The main compettion day for Derbyshire this year will be held on the 16th May. The venue moves each year depending on which regions turn it is to host it. This years rally is been held at Matlock Meadows, it is well worth a visit.
Derbyshire YFC this year (for the second year) have made a successful bid for funding from The Prince’s Fund to help with funding some training for members such as Chainsaw tests, spray tests, tractor tests and lots more.
YFC Travel- The travel programme includes home stays and working holidays- as well as fun ski trips. The exchanges go all over the world including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Netherlands and they also stay within the UK.
YFC gives you a great opportunity to socialise and make new friends. There are hundreds of YFC events throughout the year, ranging from local discos and race nights to the annual trip to the National YFC AGM held in either Torquay or Blackpool where all Young Farmers ascend to for three days of socialising, competitions and meetings.
Something you didn’t know about Hope Valley YFC....
We are one of the oldest clubs in Derbyshire. In 2012 we celebrated our 75th anniversary with some of the founding members of the club.
Young Farmers Stock Judging Competition
The competition is open to all members of the North West Region of Derbyshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs
, which includes Bakewell, Buxton and Hope Valley.
The McColagan Trophy will be awarded to the winning junior.
The Miles Cup will be awarded to the winning senior.
Competitors are required to judge three classes of livestock to qualify for the McColghan Trophy and Miles Cup.
The cups will be presented to the winner on show day.
Hope Valley Young Farmers Cattle Classes
Note - entry to all Young Farmer classes are free, all animals must be halter broken and all 2nd year calves must have metal nose clip.
Entries must be registered through the HVYFC secretary prior to show day.
Classes include -
Dairy Heifer born on or after Jan 1st this year
Continental Beef Heifer born on or after Jan 1st this year
Continental Beef Steer born on or after Jan 1st this year
Non-continental Beef Heifer born on or after Jan 1st this year
Non-continental Beef Steer born on or after Jan 1st this year
Best Presented Calf
Best Halter Led Calf
Best Beef Animal Shown in the above classes last year
Best Dairy Heifer Shown last year
Best Animal suitable for suckler production, in calf or calf at foot which has previously been shown at Hope Show