MORE than 100 participants travelled to the Glebefarm Beef Shorthorn herd re-cently by kind invitation of Alfie and Elaine Shaw and family, who are based on the outskirts of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
In a first of its kind, the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society partnered up with Glebefarm to host a Youth Development Day with the aim of encouraging members of all abilities to get involved with an array of highly educational work stations at the event. These included Ring Craft and Show Etiquette, Animal Preparation and Products, Stock judging, Glenarm Beef Scheme, EBVS and Scanning, Butchery Demonstration and Live-stock Photography Tips.
The highlight of the day was the opportunity to walk around the award-winning Glebefarm herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle. The Shaws have recently been placed Overall Champion Herd in NI for the second year in succession.
The afternoon concluded with tasty refreshments kindly provided by the hosts.
The Shaw family would like to thank everyone who helped in any way, and also those who attended the event.
Alfie added: “We were delighted to be able to welcome so many Beef Shorthorn enthusiasts to our farm. The aim was to profile a number of key areas which we felt would be both educational and interesting to those present on the day. The level of hands-on participation was excellent right from the youngest visitor to the oldest.
“The future of Beef Shorthorns looks bright with so much genuine enthusiasm clearly evident.”
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