Our ABP Angus Youth Challenge team travelled to the Balmoral Show on Friday 18th May to collect their unusual competition prize – five Aberdeen Angus-cross calves.
The five students were among 16 pupils from across Northern Ireland who have been presented with calves by processing firm ABP at the Balmoral Show. The team will now rear the calves as part of the final stage of an agri-food skills competition for young people, the ABP Angus Youth Challenge.
The farm-to-fork project will see them rear the calves through to finishing and then sell them back to ABP, sharing the net profit among the group. Each group has also been assigned a special project to develop over the next 18 months, exploring innovative proposals for the benefit of future meat production in Northern Ireland.
Congratulations to team members Rachel Duff, Lorcan Convery, Laura Meeke, Charlotte Storey and Hannah Hill, and we look forward to seeing how this story goes!