ALL eyes will be on the cattle ring come Saturday afternoon as once the four-legged judging is done for the day the leading SAYFC tug-of-war teams will take centre stage. 

The finals are not just for the followers of Young Farmers, as the supporting cheers can be heard from across the show ground and draw in a large crowd to see what all the noise is about.

Having qualified at regional eliminations across the country, the top teams from the North, East and West will then go head to head in two round-robin leagues before the top two in each go forward for the finals and third-fourth pull-offs.

In the gents section, Biggar YFC will be hoping to secure their sixth consecutive title and will be joined by fellow ‘Westies’, Carluke YFC, Ayr YFC and Callander YFC. Qualifying from the North are Keith YFC, Caithness district and Garioch YFC, while the East entry includes Fife and Kinross district, Aberfeldy JAC and Bathgate JAC. 

It’s a similar story in the ladies competition as the team from Keith YFC hope to make it two from two having won at Ingliston last year. Also from the North will be Turriff JAC, while the West will be represented by Ayr YFC, Carluke YFC, Biggar YFC and Avondale YFC, with two Fife and Kinross district teams, as well as Brechin YFC and Forfar JAC, forward from the East Region.