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    Agri-Expo Hosts Angus Youth Finals
10/10/08

The Agri-Expo at the Borderway Mart, Carlisle, courtesy of Harrison & Hetherington is hosting the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society’s Youth Development Programme (YDP) Finals.

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Participants will compete in their relevant section (Senior, Intermediate and Junior) by demonstrating their showmanship skills in the ring.

During the last few months all entrants in the programme have participated in practical skills workshops. All the entrants were assessed on their attitude, aptitude and enthusiasm at the workshops. In addition to the workshop results, the senior entrants were required to submit an essay entitled “How can scanning be used to the benefit of both commercial and pedigree breeders”.

The winner of this prestigious event will win an overseas trip sponsored by the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society and will be awarded The Logie Trophy. All finalists will receive £50 and the top three prize winners will also receive prize money. The Newcairnie Trophy will be awarded to the Junior winner.

In conjunction with the workshops the AA Cattle Society has continued to offer a specialised award in animal care and presentation for intermediate and senior competitors. The senior and intermediate award is an evidence-based certificate that encourages young people to practice their animal care skills, while working at home, at a Youth Development workshop and while working with experienced pedigree breeders at local shows. Accreditation for the specialised award has been gained from PAA / VQSET, the largest UK Specialist Awarding Body offering vocational qualifications for the processing and science sectors; it is recognised and accredited by UK Government Qualification Regulators.

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