Mr & Mrs D Fenton. Visit to Silcocks farm & Boresisle Herd of original population Hereford cattle.
Activities to include herd walk incorporating breeding cows & two year old heifers.
Visit to cheese making.
Workshop/session on judging bulls/cattle & identification on traits for meat consumption.
Following on from judging cattle - Session on carcase quality and grading.
This visit will cover many commercial aspects of the industry and provide an insight into the farming ways of a traditional herd.
Barbeque lunch provided.
Local accommodation can be arranged if required.
5th – 7th July
Visit to the Shraden herd, Shropshire celebrating their 100th year.
Activities to include herd walk on the Friday.
Saturday workshops will see younger members & novices participate in sessions on washing/grooming, clipping, halter tying and leadership & ring craft.
More advanced members will be participating in stock judging classes and lectures, sessions on reason giving and microphone work.
Both abilities to come together for the leadership classes where advanced members will be buddied up to support and assist novices.
Evening entertainment will involve a visit from the Wurzels.
Sunday will see a relaxed and fun day where members can meet old and new friends at the polo match.
Accommodation on farm is free – bring a caravan or tent.
Richard Mann – large commercial farm.
Visit to include a farm walk with discussions on methods of farming, process from the beginning of the life cycle and how the farm produces their cattle. This takes a look at the hands on approach of a commercial working farm.
Dunbia visit: (There will be 20 available spaces on a first come first serve basis)
Visit to include walk around Dunbia plant focusing on the meat supply chain, field to fork process. Followed by a visit to a supermarket to observe the finished product.
Other activities throughout the year will include young handlers competitions at all major shows.
National stock judging competition at Three Counties show on Saturday 15th June.
New Zealand team selection at Robert Wilson's enterprise Fluffy Moo’s, date TBC but will around September time.