TWENTY-FIVE Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) members from the Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (AERA) and winners of the 2022 Live to Dead competition were invited by YFCU Platinum sponsors Dunbia to its Dungannon site on Wednesday, November 30, for an interactive, educational visit, to better understand the journey of animals from farm to fork.
The evening started with a presentation on selecting prime animals, including both cattle and lambs, followed by tours of the primal factory and facilities, then the chills to understand the key points of dressing a carcase.
On completion of the tour, members were welcomed back to the boardroom for a final presentation and refreshments to learn about the visions and values of Dunbia Group.
Dunbia shared details on how it was actively working to become more sustainable in the current climate, including its sustainable beef production initiative with parent company Dawn Meats.
Members had the opportunity to ask questions about the company and wider industry and learned of Dunbia’s partnerships with big brands and how it creates strong connections with them.
The last activities of the evening took place in the lairage – discussing and demonstrating the handling and practical skills required in the selection of animals for processing. Attendees then had the opportunity to take part in a grading competition of lambs. Claire Young from Dungiven Young Farmers’ Club was the winner on the night and has been presented with a prize kindly supplied by Dunbia.
YFCU would like to thank Dunbia Group for hosting and organising such an informative evening and for its continued generous Platinum sponsorship of YFCU.
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