Young farmers' 'hoof and hook' competition

Young farmers in Scotland have taken part in a two-day competition, which judged the quality of both their stock and the meat it produced.

West Aberdeenshire Young Farmers staged the event in Inverurie at Scotch Premier Meat's premises.

It attracted around 20 entrants representing Echt, Inverurie, Mid Deeside, Vale of Alford and Garioch clubs.

Judges Ian West and Bob McEwen examined the entries live and dead, or on hoof and on hook and declared the entrant from Inverurie the winner.

Raymond Wight, managing director of Scotch Premier Meat, said: "We were delighted to be able to help the young farmers in staging this event, which provides a useful and informative platform for them to put their skills to the test."

Hazel Watt, West Aberdeen Young Farmers secretary, said: "We were very pleased with how the event went and would like to thank everyone who took part."

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