Youth Development Programme

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
Gayle Bersey

Youth Development
Programme Co-ordinator

07792 777889
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Youth development News

Shadwell YDP 14 - 71

Location: Shadwell Estate, Kettlebaston, Suffolk Meet the Team: Our trainers for this workshop were Robert Clarke (herd manager for Shadwell), Kevin Byford (stockman for Hawstead Lodge herd and freelance foot trimmer), Ashley McInnes (freelance stockman, breeder of pedigree Limousins and Simmental cattle and owner of McInnes Show Supplies), Andrew Hughes (freelance showman) and Clive Davies [...]

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March 10th 2014

YDP workshops for 2014

The following dates have been set for workshops to take place across the UK and Ireland. To register your interest in attending or for any more information, please contact Gayle Bersey by emailing East Anglia workshop 5th April 10am: High House Farm, Back Lane, Kettlebaston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7QB, by kind permission of Shadwell [...]

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Victor Wallace presenting Gemma Wark with her certificate alongside Wanda Hobbs

It’s been a busy time for YDP participants who have received their certificates as a result of their hard work and effort in the YDP workshops and completion of their folders. Well done to Ashleigh Fenwick, Chloe Dunlop and Gemma Wark!

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Five exciting prizes are now on offer for all those who attend one of the workshops held throughout the UK and Ireland this year. All participants taking part in the YDP workshops will be entered into a free prize draw and will be in with a chance of winning one of five prizes kindly donated [...]

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Robbie Moore with Rawburn Mary Princess

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 [...]

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Ruby Wright

Not only was she part of the fourth placed team representing GB at the New Zealand World Forum, but Ruby Wright was also third highest placed female at the event. Well done Ruby – you did your team proud!!

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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