MORE than 700 young farmers have ditched the field of Herefordshire for a day to try their hand at something very different.

Herefordshire Young Farmers Clubs once again took to the stage to put on some show-stopping performances as part of an annual competition.

Herefordshire Federation Of Young Farmers Clubs said members displayed varying talents from singing, dancing and even some "Oscar-worthy performances" in the entertainments competition.


Five clubs took part in the entertainments which showed productions demonstrating the struggles people have faced through the years, a pirate ship as well as a piece celebrating the NHS.

On Saturday, February 25, Eardisley YFC, Dilwyn YFC and the joint forces of Hereford and Allensmore YFC took to the stage one final time for the finale of the week with Eardisley YFC winning first place and heading on to the West Midlands Area round of the competition, where they will face the best clubs from Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

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County chair Imi Manning said: “What a fantastic week it has been for young farmers, 700 people through the door to watch the amazing talent of the young rural members within this federation.

"Entertaining us with dancing, singing and acting from a whole variety of ages with the youngest on stage being just 10 years old.

"Everyone had the best time and it was a pleasure to be a part of.

"Thanks must go to the backstage team and all at HFYFC for helping to organise such a successful week. My congratulations go to Eardisley Young Farmers for winning the competition. Good luck to them in the next round competition."


The following week talented members in the "One Plus" and "Shining Stars" competitions where the federation saw everything from singing, glowstick dancing and comedy sketches. 

It also held the De La Tour Competition where clubs were able to demonstrate any fundraising that they have completed during the previous year.

This year, four clubs, Orleton, Eardisley, Teme Valley and Welsh Newton, raised £21,000 for charity, with Orleton being the overall winner of the trophy raising a huge £11,000.

Imi Manning added: "A Big Thank you to Kingstone High School for the use of the venue as well as our sponsors for the event: Caleb Roberts, Hereford Lions Club and our overall sponsors for the year A Plush Flush.

"Congratulations to Eardisley YFC and we wish them the best of luck representing Herefordshire at the next round on Sunday, April 3 at Oakengates Theatre, Telford."