NI stockjudging competition for young breeders

Charolais Team 2014   Ryan Murray, Eimear McGovern, Alan Burleigh, Caoimhe McGovern, Gerard McShane and Orlagh McGovern
Charolais Team 2014 Ryan Murray, Eimear McGovern, Alan Burleigh, Caoimhe McGovern, Gerard McShane and Orlagh McGovern
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The Northern Ireland Charolais Club - Young Breeders Skills Workshops & Stock Judging is sponsored by United Feeds Ltd.

The event will be hosted by WD & JA Connolly, Brigadoon, Ballynahinch, County Down BT24 8YG on Saturday afternoon 23rd May from 2 to 6pm.

It is a great opportunity for young livestock enthusiasts. Ten young breeders will qualify for the UK finals at NEC on 9th July in Birmingham.

The Club is delighted to invite all youth to this event. There are open and confined classes for youth and an open competition for adults.

4 Junior Youth Workshops: 2pm-5pm

- Halter Making

- Clipping and preparation of Stock

- Animal Husbandry & Care by Jubilee Veterinary Practice

- Animal Nutrition by Premier Sponsor United Feeds

There will be three rings of cattle in the competition. Competitors will place the animals in order of preference. The upper age group will give reasons on placing stock as part of their delivery.

Mr Clarence Calderwell said: “United Feeds Ltd is delighted to be associated with this competition. It is a great way of encouraging young people to learn the skills of judging stock so that they have the potential to use this in the future in their farm enterprises.”

Club Trophies:

Miller Shield under 14years - junior section

Travel Bursary sponsored by United Feeds for NI Teams in 15 yrs – 26 yrs age group.

Teams will be chosen from this age group.

15yrs – 18 years intermediate section

19 years –26 years senior section; with reasons for placements

McAllister Trophy Adult Open Section - 26 yrs of age and over.

Stockjuding Competition 5pm – 6pm followed by a barbecue - Adults £5 Youth go free.

All families interested are welcome to come along.

Contact secretary Ann Orr M: 07811501898 T: 02866342996 E: annorr@btconnect.com