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22 November 08
Bower Young Farmers Win Brains Of The North To Head For National Finals
A team from Bower Young Farmers have taken the top award in this years Caithness District Young Farmers Brains of the North elimination. They came out on top after the pub style quiz and head to head final. Running them a close second were a team representing Forss Young Farmers. The Bower team will now represent Caithness at the North Region qualifier in December looking to win a place in the National Finals next February. The results were as follows:-
1st Place - Bower - Karen Oliphant, Lesley Oliphant, James Barnetson, Ranald Angus
2nd place - Forss - Alan MacKay, Michael Cragg, Ashley Mackay, Iona Bamber
3rd Place -Halkirk - Duncan Pottinger, Andrew Gunn, Isobel Swanson, Sarah Jardine
7 June 06
A Break From Tradition For Halkirk YFC
With an Open Stock Judging being held as part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations, Halkirk YFC broke with tradition and held a Mock Auction and Slave Auction on Wednesday 31st May. The event was held in Thurso Auction Market. The Mock Auction comprised 42 items ranging from a box of washing powder, fencing materials and bag of lambs milk to a Texel Tup and details of agricultural property. Competitors had to value each item. Points were awarded depending how close they were while zero points were awarded outwith certain price ranges. A number of items were supplied by Allan's of Gillock, Charles Angus, R B Flett and W & A Geddes, while the livestock came from Messrs Campbell, Todholes. The official adjudicator was Iain Thomson while auctioneer was Phillip Coghill.
3 February 06
What Do Young People In Caithness Want In the Area - Survey
Robin Falconer lives in Caithness and will shortly make presentation to the Big Lottery Fund.  He wants your views on what young people would like to see in the area for his presentation next month.  Download the form, save it to your PC, fill it in and email the completed copy back to him at robin.falconer1@btinternet.com
Halkirk A Team Win Caithness Young Farmers Sheep Dressing Competition
The Halkirk boys clipped to victory to win this years Caithness District Young Farmers' Sheep Dressing competition. Halkirk A which consisted of Bryan Sinclair and Kenneth Sutherland will now go forward to the National Finals to be held in Perth on 5th November. Joining them will be a team from Bower Yoiung Farmers, brothers James and William Barnetson who were runners-up. In third palce was another team from Halkirk, Alan Macleod and Alistair Budge. The event was held by kind permission of Aberdeen & Northern Marts, at Quoybrae. The sheep were provided by Mr Ian Campbell, Todholes with the official judge, Bill Manson from Skaill.

10 June 05
Record Slave Price as Mart Man takes Open Stockjudging Title
Halkirk Young Farmers held their Annual Open Stockjudging and Slave Auction on Wednesday 25th May in Thurso Auction Market by kind permission of Thurso & UA.  The night was again a great success with 22 slaves being sold to a top bid of 100 for Michelle Sutherland, a record price. The average for the 22 was 42.59.  Entrants in the Stock Judging competition had their abilities were tested amongst other animals on Alpacas.
15 June 04
Tug O War Success
Halkirk Young Farmers' Tug of War teams enjoyed a double success at the Royal Highland Show eliminations at Cornhill Games on Saturday 5th June. The boys and girls teams both won their respective competitions and now go forward to represent the North Region at the Royal Highland show on Saturday 26th June, at Ingliston.
4 March 04

Caithness Youth Sound is a one day Youth Event for young people aged 14 upwards (S3 and above).  It will be held in the New Weigh Inn on Sunday 28th March 2004 starting at 12 noon. There will be free food throughout the day, free transport for anyone living outside outside Thurso. Lots will be happening, we have workshops, (including Music & making Jewellery) with lots of other stuff to do, there is live entertainment in the evening too!!  If you are interested or you know anyone who is please contact the Community Learning Office, Thurso on 895782 for an application form by 15th March 2004.

15 February 04
East End Boys Club - Caithness County Football Festival
Get training boys and girls and get ready for this competition aimed at teams in all ages under 16.  How long have you got?.  Well it all happens over two days on 29th and 30th May 2004.  All the clubs in the county will be invited to participate in what may become an annual event.   If you are not a member of a club why not go along and you never know you might make a team in the competition.
9 December 03
Young Farmers Battle It Out In Brains Quiz

Ten Young Farmers teams battled it out at their district elimination for the Harbro Brains of the North Quiz held recently. After a close competition, Halkirk A (Stephen Sutherland, Roy Watson, Douglas Gunn & James Morrison) and Watten A (Liam Swanson, David Wilson, Dianne Allan & Jennifer Easton) went head to head in the final. Halkirk emerged as the winning team, taking home the Skinnet Trophy and they now go forward to the Regional final to held at the North Regional Conference in Newtonmore at the end of January.
Caithness District Young Farmers also held their Winter Stockjudging at Quoybrae by kind permission of Aberdeen & Northern Marts. Mr Charlie Angus, Oldfield and Mr William Oag, Brims Mains were the official judges for the evening with 25 competitors judging the 4 classes.

21 October 03
Caithness District Young Farmers
Cattle & Sheep Dressing Competitions

Caithness District Young Farmers recently held their cattle and sheep dressing competitions at Caithness Livestock Centre, Quoybrae by kind permission of Aberdeen & Northern Marts.  Five teams took part in the cattle dressing, which saw James Barnetson and Stuart Mackay (Bower) take home the Stainland Shield for winning the senior competition.............................

31 August 03
Are you planning a Commonwealth Youth Exchange between April 2004 and March 2005? The Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council is the national agency for the promotion and grant aiding of youth exchange visits between 15 -25 year old Britons and their contemporaries in Commonwealth countries, especially those in Africa, Asia or the Caribbean.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of nations which now has a membership of 54 countries. Last year UK groups had exchanges with 25 of them and over 1,000 young people participated in exchanges supported by CYEC.

If your youth group is planning a Commonwealth youth exchange visit
during the next financial year and you want to apply for financial
assistance from CYEC, please note the deadline dates for submitting
your applications: Wednesday 24th September 2003; Wednesday 29th
October 2003

You can apply for a grant to help subsidise your group's overseas travel from UK or to help with hosting an overseas group in the UK. It is essential to apply on time because CYEC has normally committed its entire budget by Christmas.

For an application and information pack, please send a SAE with two
1st class stamps to: CYEC, 7 Lion Yard, Tremadoc Road,
London SW4 7NQ
Tel: 020 7498 6151 Fax: 020 7622 4365 Email: mail@cyec.demon.co.uk

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