The Ulster Grassland Society recently launched this year’s Grassland Farmer of the Year Com-petition, which is again sponsored by Danske Bank.

This annual competition allows members to judge their grassland performance against other farmers by asking a number of pertinent questions, including: How good is your grassland management? How do you compare to others? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Are you doing something unique in grassland management on your farm?

To enter the competition, complete a basic entry form and return by email to, or contact George Reid directly at 07920 037910.

You will then be visited by two representatives from the UGS panel of judges later this summer.

There will also be a section for members of the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster following the successful introduction of a separate competition for YFCU members last year.

There are a range of trophies and financial prizes totalling more than £1,000 to be won, and the overall winner receives the UGS Grassland Farmer of the Year 2025 title, with the awards to be presented next January at the Society’s AGM and Conference.

UGS President John Egerton encourages grassland farmers to enter the competition and acknowledges the generous support of competition sponsor Danske Bank.