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Girls dominate sheep young handler podium at Turriff Show


By Kirsty Brown

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It was an all-girls final in the search for this year's champion young sheep handler at Turriff Show.

After much consideration by the judges Erin Irvine, Katie Lorimer and Faith Miskelly placed as the winners of their respective age classes.

The three then lined up once more to find the champion young handler, with Faith Miskelly being presented the accolade.

Faith Miskelly.
Faith Miskelly.

With the Women's Euros football final taking place the night before, the topic of women succeeding in traditionally male-dominated fields was once again brought to the fore.

In the UK women make up just 17 percent of farm workers (according to a 2016 study), however this is rising rapidly with a seven percent increase in women working on farms in the UK in the past decade.

The results of the sheep young handler competition were as follows:

Best overall young handler - Faith Miskelly, Alford.

Age 10 years and under - 1 Erin Irvine, Keith; 2 Emilia Garvie, Banchory and 3 Katie Milne, Dunecht.

Age 10-14 years - 1 Katie Lorimer, Kingswells; 2 Brogan Milton, Keith and 3 Isaac Miskelly, Alford.

Age 14-16 years - 1 Faith Miskelly, Alford; 2 Marcus Stott, Kingswells and 3 Charlotte Riach, Banchory.


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