The NSA North Sheep Next Generation Shepherd Competition 2023, took place Wednesday 7th June 2023 at Bradford House Farm, Belsay, Ponteland,Vickers and Barrass Chartered Surveyors and Darlington Farmers Auction Mart co-sponsored the event and were very impressed with the standard of entries.
Winning the Ali Johnson Perpetual Trophy and achieving first place was Michael Hogg from Washington, Tyne & Wear, which was pleasing to see Michael achieve this as a regular attendee of Darlington Farmers Auction Mart, second place was awarded to Ben Graham from Longwitton and third place was awarded to Oliver Dean from Brampton.
Adam Barrass Managing Director of Vickers and Barrass said, “The next generation of farming is hugely well supported by Vickers & Barrass and we have a long history in sponsoring next generation competitions over many years at various shows across the county, as farmers ourselves our farming roots are important to us. This year we enjoyed seeing such enthusiastic young farmers enter this competition. Winner, Michael, has an impressive approach to his enterprise which was great to see. Ben and Oliver were worthy runners up, in a very competitive field”
Vickers & Barrass and Darlington Farmers Auction Mart are also attending Sedgefield Show 12 August, Wolsingham Show 2 September and Eggleston Country Show on 16 September this year and would be delighted to chat about the industry with the next generations there.