Farm safety drive by Norfolk Young Farmers

Farm safety is a big factor within British agriculture. It is three times more dangerous than the construction industry, so the NFU Mutual has taken the opportunity to promote farm safety through Norfolk YFC.

Harleston YFC held a mock farm auction at Banyards Hall, Bunwell, by permission of the Easton family, which was attended by a total of 47 members and guests.

The country's largest rural insurer, NFU Mutual, auctioneers Durrants, of Harleston, and club members from Diss, Harleston and Diss YFC and other farmers were present.

Miles Easton, who welcomed the visitors, explained that as part of the mock farm auction, there would be a brief chat on safety aspects as each item was sold. Nick Durrant and Richard Prentice, of Durrants, then took over.

After the auction, a sprayer and sprays safety challenge was held in order to identify hazards. Joss Rodger, of Harleston YFC, was the winner.

When the scores were added, Mr Prentice announced the winning team, CBA – Charlotte Wright, Alison Beales and Beatrice Cullum.

The Countrysiders social event of the year was the annual ball at East Tuddenham Jubilee Hall.

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More than 100 members dressed in their finest to come and enjoy a three-course meal served by senior YFC members.

Then they enjoyed a few games hosted by our County Chairman Tim Austin and went on to boogie the night away to Limelite Disco, courtesy of another YFC member (and previous Countrysider!) Rob Copeland.