Young farmer is crowned best stockman in Yorkshire

Rose Thompson pictured with her trophy outside Ruswarp Mart on market day.
Rose Thompson pictured with her trophy outside Ruswarp Mart on market day.
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A young farmer from Sneaton has beaten others from across the whole of Yorkshire to win a top stock judging competition.

Rose Thompson (25), secretary of Whitby Young Farmers, won the title of Yorkshire County Stockman of the Yearin a competition run by the Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers.

Rose, who grew up helping her family run their dairy farm with 60 pedigree holstein, recently began working as a supervisor at the BATA store in Ruswarp.

And she is delighted to be using her skills gained after studying for a degree in Animal Science at Bishop Burton Agricultural College.

At the competition, Rose had to battle it out against 40 other young farmers aged between 18 and 26 to to judge six dairy cows, six beef/cattle, six porl pigs and six breeding sheep as well as completing a tough animal health questionnaire.

She said: “I like the competition side of things and I really enjoy being a member of Whitby Young Farmers.

“I will now go on to represent Yorkshire in the northern area competition at Skipton Mart in July and if I get through, I will take part in a national competition in Birmingham in September.”