County Down farmer Norman Lowe, the 1969 Burnhouse Award winner, left Aldergrove Airport last week on the first stage of his journey to New Zealand for an eight-month study tour. And his family were there to see him off.
While he was waiting for his plane to London, Norman took a few photographs of his family to show to the people he will be visiting in New Zealand. He is shown with (left to right) his sister Agnes, brother Greer, mother and father, and sister Elizabeth.
Twenty year old Norman is from Ballyculter, Downpatrick, and he is going to New Zealand as winner of the Burnhouse Award which is sponsored by Robert Wilson and Sons (Ulster) Limited in conjunction with the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster.
He is a member of Downpatrick YFC and runs one of his father’s three farms where he is responsible for the 70-cow dairy herd.
In New Zealand he will be looking at all aspects of agriculture with particular emphasis on dairy and dairy beef enterprises. He sailed from Southampton yesterday and will arrive in Wellington on May 30.