12 year-old Robbie Moore, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, collected his heifer he won in a prize draw run by the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society’s industry leading Youth Development Programme this week at United Auctions’ autumn Stirling Bull Sales. The heifer Rawburn Mary Princess L315 was bred and kindly donated by the Elliot family, Kelso. Commenting on the [...]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
Even though we’ve heard the news that our fabulous YDP team came a very credible 4th in New Zealand and the World Forum Finals, here’s another update from them prior to them finding out their results. We finally got our heifers leading well and Ruby did brilliantly to get a first place in her heat, [...]Read full story
After a pretty traumatic journey including delayed flights from Glasgow and Dubai which meant missed connections from Aukland to Rotatura, as well as bad turbulence, forced landings and missing luggage, we’re pleased to say the Society’s YDP “Team GB” for the New Zealand World Forum have arrived safely and are cracking on well with the [...]Read full story
The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society’s Youth Development Finals continue to prove there is some fabulous talent coming forward in young beef cattle enthusiasts. This year’s final, held at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, Sussex, was praised by judges from both within and outside the breed as being the best event in the UK and Ireland [...]Read full story
Here’s a breakdown of results from this weekend’s YDP Final held at the South of England Showground, Ardingly…. Full report and pictures will follow……. Seniors Ring Craft: 1st: Robert Coney, Pembrokeshire 2nd: Ruby Wright, Norfolk 3rd: Ian Dowlman, Hereford 4th: Ashleigh Fenwick, North Yorkshire Stock Judging: 1st: Tom Strang, Dundee 2nd : Ian Dowlman, Hereford [...]Read full story
Rawburn Mary Princess L315 is the female being kindly offered by the Elliot family at this year’s Stirling Sale in October in a prize draw for all those YDP workshop attendees. She is a daughter of Rawburn El Torro and her maternal sister sold at Stirling last October for 13,000gns. She is in the top [...]Read full story
This year’s Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society Youth Development Final is nearly upon us. The competition will take place on the 27th – 29th September at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, Sussex. It will see finalists enjoy fun activities and being put through their paces in the final on Saturday with show preparation, showing, stock [...]Read full story
With 245 participants having entered the programme this year I was hoping for a big finale for 2013. Well what we didn’t have in numbers we made up for in enthusiasm and a great day was had by all to round off the year. Perhaps the clue is in the fact that the dropout rate [...]Read full story
Well if the Republic of Ireland was tiring with two workshops miles apart then I really pushed the limits this time – three countries and three airports in three days! I started the weekend in Northern Ireland and don’t you just love it when a plan comes together. I’d like to take the glory for [...]Read full story