After starting the year full of sunshine the weather at the workshops is steadily getting worse. It seemed a little more like October than May when I visited Perthshire at the weekend, but the wonderful shiny facilities at Netherton kept us fairly dry and we had yet another great turn out of talented young people. [...]Read full story
Between 8 and 24? Further your Aberdeen-Angus future.
Would you like to know how the top stockmen produce major show champions or how they clip to get the best winter coats on the Perth sale bulls? Maybe you’re just interested in preparing your cattle better for local shows or markets or just need a hand in getting started.
Wherever you are aiming in cattle preparation the Aberdeen Angus Youth Development Programme could be for you. Our workshops offer a chance to learn some of these skills from some of the top stockmen and women in the business. Not only is it educational but the workshops are also good fun with a chance to mix with like minded people. You don’t have to be an Angus breeder you just have to be ready for the challenge.
If you’re between 8 and 24 years old there is a workshop for you. Sign up today and start furthering your Aberdeen-Angus future.Contact Gayle for more information
Youth development News
And so the magical mystery tour continues with the third workshop in as many weekends! My travels this time took me to Surrey and after the pressure was on last week in my home area of the South West, this time it was pressure for another reason as the South East is usually the biggest [...]Read full story
South West of England Workshop., by Gayle Bersey. I thought I was expecting too much by wishing for sunshine two weeks on the trot! The South West of England workshop definitely couldn’t be described as a warm spring day, but it didn’t deter from the enthusiasm on all sides. This is home territory for me, [...]Read full story
Congratulations to YDP participant Megan Denning from Somerset who recevied her certificate in Animal Health and Presentation at the recent South West of England YDP workshop. Megan is pictured with past YDP chairman and host for the workshop Ed Jones of the Rull herd.Read full story
East Anglia Workshop, by Gayle Bersey. Well if the rest of the year continues like it started with the first workshop then I’ll be very happy! Sunshine, quiet cattle, great facilities and really nice participants helped to make a fabulous day. The East Anglia workshop had a new location for this year, due to work [...]Read full story
The Youth Development Programme has announced this morningthere will be an additional workshop held in Glos on the 7th July at Paul and Kirsty Westaway’s Gamage Hall Farm, Dymock (GL18 2AE), home to the Mellview herd. Trainer for this event will be Neil Lloyd. Anyone interested in taking part in this workshop should contact Gayle [...]Read full story
The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society’s industry leading Youth Development Programme (YDP) has now set dates for training workshops across the UK and Ireland and this year will be offering all those who attend a workshop the chance to win an in-calf two year old Aberdeen-Angus heifer bred in the noted Rawburn herd of the Elliot family, [...]Read full story
Congratulations to YDP participant Gemma McCornick who received her YDP certificate in animal care and presentationat last week’s Aberdeen-Angus Bull Sales in Stirling from Society President Russell Taylor.Read full story
New dates have been added to this year’s YDP workshop calendar…..check out what’s happening in your area. So far the following dates and areas have been confirmed but keep checking the site for more dates which will be added as soon as they have been confirmed: 21st April East Anglia workshop – Shadwell 28th April [...]Read full story