What do giant cows, Bill and Ben The Flowerpot Men, teddy bears and clowns have in common?
They’re all previous entrants of the annual Young Farmers’ “bale art” competition, which has returned to fields across Scotland!
This year SAYFC members have been challenged to include the Scotch Lamb PGI brand in the bale art competition, the timing of which coincides with a major push by Quality Meat Scotland to raise awareness of the brand. The young farmers are also hoping to inspire people, who are cheered by the sight of the bale art, to donate to STV Children’s Appeal, which supports children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.
This page has been set up so that people who are impressed with the young farmers’ works of art can make a donation in support of the Appeal, which has raised £16.3 million in the past seven years, providing much-needed support to over 67,000 children in every region of Scotland.
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, who is a trustee and huge supporter of the STV Children’s Appeal, will judge the young farmers’ finalist entries in the bale art competition and select the overall winner.
“I had the pleasure of judging this competition last year and was overwhelmed by the creativity and diversity of the bale art structures,” said Ms Kelly. “I can’t wait to see the entries this year!
“I’d like to thank the young farmers who are helping to raise money for the STV Children's Appeal, an incredibly worthwhile cause which helps children who endure tough times throughout Scotland. Good luck to everyone who is taking part!”