YFCU enjoy study trip to Scotland

Pictures at Wedderlie Angus beef farm, members of the YFCU study group

Pictures at Wedderlie Angus beef farm, members of the YFCU study group

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A delegation of over 40 YFCU members recently enjoyed a three night study trip to Scotland, facilitated by YFCU Agri & Rural Affairs Committee.

After an early start to begin their trip, members had the opportunity to visit Hillhead dairy farm, accompanied by William Baillie who gave them a tour.

Members of the YFCU study trip at Strathclyde Nutrition

Members of the YFCU study trip at Strathclyde Nutrition

The group then went on to visit Calla, beef and sheep farm before finishing the day at Strathclyde Nutrition, suppliers of farm care, topflock and topstock products.

The following day the group visited AgriScot Exhibition.

This was a very informative visit and members had the opportunity visit trade stands, witness the dairy championship and attend a variety of demonstrations.

On the final day saw the tour group visited Wedderlie Angus beef farm situated in the Scottish Borders.

YFCU members are given a tour of Hillhead dairy farm

YFCU members are given a tour of Hillhead dairy farm

This gave the group an insight into the production of quality cattle and they were introduced to Wedderlie’s strict attention to maternal traits, fertility and udder quality that leads to AA premium beef.

YFCU Agri & Rural Affairs Committee chairman, Cathy Knowles said: “The study tour gave our 45 members the opportunity to visit a wide range of agricultural enterprises during the three days we were in Scotland.  

“I, for one, am delighted as to how the tour went and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that welcomed our group onto their farms and businesses and also to Heather Stewart at YFCU headquarters for all her help organising the logistics of the trip.”

Pictured at Hillhead dairy farm with William Baillie are members of the YFCU study tour

Pictured at Hillhead dairy farm with William Baillie are members of the YFCU study tour

Members of the YFCU study tour pictured at Calla beef and sheep farm

Members of the YFCU study tour pictured at Calla beef and sheep farm