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Weekly Update 23rd May 2022


Upcoming Competitions and Events


Stockman and Young Stock Judge

To be held on Thursday 26th May at Shirley Old Park Farm, Rodsley, Ashbourne, DE6 3AP by kind permission of the Adams Family starting promptly at 7.30pm.

Kindly sponsored by Derbyshire Farm Vets so food will be provided for competitors.




County Office

Stacey will not be working Thursday 26th, Friday 27th or Monday 30th, any queries please contact Joe Cottrill or Charlotte Atkinson. Please note the address at the end of this document which can now be used for county office rather than the PO Box one.


Written Pub Quiz

Congratulations to Bakewell YFC who won the written pub quiz with Ashbourne in 2nd, Belper in 3rd and Derby in 4th place.


NFYFC is 90!

Tickets available from: https://www.ticketebo.co.uk/NFYFC/90th-anniversary-summer-ball.html
Standard tickets £40       (available from 1 May 2022)

Ashbourne Festival

Adam Henson is speaking on Friday 1 July 2022 at St John’s Church, Buxton Road, Ashbourne as part of the Ashbourne Festival. Full details are on the 2022 Ashbourne Festival website www.ashbournefestival.org


Fund Raising

Please remember if you are shopping online and using Amazon, Derbyshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs has an Amazon Smile account so you can raise money for county whilst buying your goods! There is also a Giving Machine account too.


200 Club

There are currently plenty of spare numbers for anyone wanting to join the 200 club. Contact Amy Hayes or Stacey for more information.

March winners: £20: £20 – Max Ward, £10- Joe Cottrill, £5 – Ruth Slack.
April: £20 – Ellis Oldfield, £10 – Sally Gregory, £5 – Julie Birch.
May: £20 – Robert Barke, £10 – Amy Hayes, £5 – Dave Clayton.


Apprenticeship Opportunity

Fiona Traquair, Group Secretary at the Matlock NFU Office is looking for a member of staff and is very open to the idea of an apprentice. This has previously happened successfully when Beth Gratton, a former member of Buxton YFC completed her apprenticeship and worked at the NFU for about 4 years. If any school leavers would be interested, please contact Stacey.


Job Opportunity
Dalcour Maclaren are looking for keen individuals with a knowledge of Agriculture to join an ambitious, people-focussed organisation. Dalcour Maclaren are looking for Agricultural Liaison Officers (ALO’s) who are the main interface between the client and landowners, occupiers and agents on a day to day basis. You will be communicating between all the key stakeholders, and it is essential that you build relationships with the affected parties.

As a Liaison Officer, you will be a key part of Dalcour Maclaren’s project team in the pre-construction and construction stages of projects. You’ll be in daily contact with clients, contractors, landowners, farmers and occupiers to negotiate and settle compensation claims, install site notices, records of condition of land before entry and arranging access to land for surveys.

Roles available at the East Midlands Office DE73 8BB & Crewe Office CW1 6UY

Please see the link for full job advert: https://www.careers.dalcourmaclaren.com/jobs/agricultural-liaison-officer-(alo)

If you would like any further information please feel free to get in contact with Jenny Bennett jenny.bennett@dalcourmaclaren.com / 07551 553 539


Peak Farmers Group – A message from the Farming Life Centre:

We wanted to let you know about the new Peak Farmers Group which we are helping to facilitate.

The new group is entirely farmer driven and all of its events are based on ideas put forward by a steering group made up of commercial farmers from within the Peak District.

The aim of the group is to host a series of events and publish a regular newsletter to help all farmers in the Peak District keep up to speed with, and prepare for, the many changes ahead while creating opportunities for you to find out what’s new in the industry that could benefit you and your farm business.

There will be opportunities for farmers to learn about new funding and grant schemes as well as innovative methods and techniques through farm walks, field trips, discussion groups and talks.  The group will also provide some social events and create opportunities for local farmers to meet, share ideas and learn from one another. 

The key focus is to give you access to as much knowledge and information as possible and give you a clear understanding of the opportunities available to help make your farm business as commercially viable, sustainable and resilient to change as possible.

All of the events will be free to attend and open to all farmers in the Peak District and surrounding area.  Events will take place both in the daytime and evening in the hope that the group can be accessible to all.

Forthcoming events include:

  • Tuesday 7th June, 7.30pm – 9pm, Massey Feeds Holmes Chapel Mill – Mill Tour: Gain a glimpse into the world of animal feed manufacture.  Hear about Massey’s sustainable ruminant feeds with no palm kernel or soya products – a UK 1st!  Supper and transport included.  All welcome.

To join the Peak Farmers Group, for more information or to book a place/s on any of our future events please don’t hesitate to get in touch (Anybody needing contact details please contact Stacey at DFYFC). You can also keep up to date with our latest news by following the group on social media (Facebook and Instagram), by searching for Peak Farmers Group.


County Administrator: Stacey Archer

DFYFC, c/o NFU, The Old Carpenters Shop, Lumsdale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5EW

E: countyoffice@derbyshireyfc.org.uk


W: www.derbyshireyfc.org.uk   @DerbyshireYoungFarmersClubs