A total of 14 pupils and their teachers went on a ‘farm to fork’ study tour to find out more about ABP’s business in the UK and its beef supply chain. They are all 2019 competition finalists in the ABP Angus Youth Challenge, a skills development initiative for young people interested in a career in agri-food.
The tour commenced with an induction and cookery demonstration at Loughry College in Cookstown before flying out to England to visit ABP UK’s site at Ellesmere, which is one of Europe’s most advanced beef processing sites. There they learned more about the company’s sustainable approach to beef processing, including its renewables division Olleco, which converts waste into renewable fuel. There was also a visit to of one of ABP’s exemplary Angus Blade Farms.