Halstead's young farmers remain optimistic of a place in the UK Top 40, despite their charity single missing out on a place in the midweek chart.

Essex Young Farmers hope their song, Put That Hoedown, will secure a place in the charts this afternoon to coincide with this weekend’s National Federation of Young Farmers’ Club Annual Convention in Blackpool.

The video, filmed at locations including Home Farm, in Colne Engaine, and the famous Abbey Road Studios, in London, was at top spot in the iTunes video chart on Wednesday, but the single itself had fallen to number 63 and was not in the official UK Top 40 for Wednesday’s midweek chart update.

Halstead young farmer Lauren Kent, 21, of Rayner Way, Halstead, is also one of four main vocalists on the track.

She said: “When it went live on Monday we entered the chart at number 33 and by the end of the day we were at number 31 but it has fallen down since then.

“We are a bit gutted about that but we’re really proud that the day it went on sale we had sold enough copies to enter at number 33 and obviously we’re up against Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and people like that.”