YOUNG farmers have come together to make a touching tribute to a member killed in a crash on a Herefordshire road.

Herefordshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs said they were deeply saddened by the loss of one of their own, Fred Lawrence.

The 20-year-old, who was from Allensmore, died in a crash on the B4348 near Kingstone on September 12.


He was an active member of both Allensmore YFC and the county federation and will be missed by members across the county, the federation said.

Now, fellow members of the Allensmore group have come together to create a cow out of four hay bales.

The tribute, on the B4348 near Locks Garage, also has a banner which says: "Keep ploughing on, Fred. Allensmore YFC."

The club said it created the tribute to Fred through the bale art competition for the ploughing match. Please keep an eye out on the B4348 just past Locks Garage.

A county spokesperson previously said: "Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Fred at this sad time.

"We as a county would like to offer support to all our members during this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of our county team or the contacts below; you are not alone."

The Farming Community Network can be contacted by calling 03000 111 999, or We Are Farming Minds on 0808 802 0070 or by text to 07786 203130.

It comes as Allensmore finished second in the ploughing match and honoured Fred by wearing red clothing.

The club said it was overwhelmed at the amount of love and effort that went into Saturday's match and it didn’t go unnoticed.


"It was incredible to see a sea of red in honour for Fred," it said.

"We all had ‘For Fred’ printed on our clothing to take him every step of the way with us during the ploughing match. It was outstanding to see members and parents walking round with pride and really coming together as a family.

"We earned many prize cards, which each and every member earned so deservingly!

"A special mention must also go to our ploughing team. Our two junior members, Henry and Josh having only put a plough in the ground a week before ploughing match, to do so well, is such an achievement.

"Every parent that helped the ploughing team hasn’t gone unnoticed and we’d like to say a massive thank you.

"Past members also joined us to show their support and it was lovely to see them too. Once part of the Allensmore family, always part of the Allensmore family."