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  • Writer's pictureKaty Stanlake


Penbode Farm Vets and Mole Valley Farmers have always been proud to support the region’s young livestock farmers and Penbode sponsor many of the young handler classes at individual the local county shows.

We are delighted to announce that both companies are relaunching their Young Handlers Series for 2022. Mole Valley Farmers will sponsor the Junior competitors aged 12 and under and Penbode Farm Vets the Senior competitors aged 13-18.

This year Penbode Farm Vets will also be launching the Cattle Senior Young Handlers Series (having previously sponsored only the Senior Sheep Series in 2019).

The qualifying shows are:

Saturday 9 July – LISKEARD SHOW



Monday 25 July – WOOLSERY



Thursday 28 July – LAUNCESTON

Please contact the show secretary

Wednesday 2 August – NORTH DEVON

Register to enter here

Wednesday 10August – CAMELFORD


Thursday 11 August – OKEHAMPTON


Saturday 20 August - ASHWATER

Please contact the show secretary

Thursday 25 August – HOLSWORTHY & STRATTON



So get your entries in soon!

About the Series

As per 2019, all those who enter Young Handler Classes at the 2022 qualifying shows will accumulate points, regardless of where they finish! The points system is:

First 12

Second 8

Third 6

Fourth and after 2

So everyone has a chance of winning if they compete in more events!

The final qualifying events and presentations to the overall Junior and Senior Young Handler Series winners will take place at the Holsworthy & Stratton Show on Thursday 25th August.

Winners of the beef, dairy and sheep categories in both the Junior and Senior Young Handler Series will receive a cup and a sash. Those placed first, second and third in the Junior Series will receive Mole Valley Farmers vouchers worth £50, £25 and £15 respectively. Penbode Farm Vets will award cash prizes to the same value to the top three Senior Young Handler competitors.

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