World Angus Forum 2017 Youth Competition: team member profile – Andrew Adam

World Angus Forum 2017 Youth Competition: team member profile – Andrew Adam


The World Angus Forum 2017 Youth Competition is a great opportunity for young farming and agricultural enthusiasts to learn and progress within the industry. This year the team representing the UK and Ireland includes Andrew Adam from Forfar, Angus, who is currently studying at Scotland’s Rural College’s Oatridge campus, completing his HND in agriculture.

Andrew has been a keen farmer since a young age – leaving school aged 15 to focus on working on the farm allowed Andrew to fully immerse himself and learn the day to day workings of farming life. This has fuelled his passion for cattle so much so that he has started his own herd alongside his brother, they are both proud breeders of their first calf – a bull by the name of Newhouse Evolution!

Having completed his Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture Mixed Farming and his HNC in Agriculture, Andrew is now completing his HND in Agriculture where he can take advantage of learning both in the classroom and at his home farm. When speaking about his studies, he says: “I really enjoy studying pedigrees and everything to do with meat production from conception to carvery.”

He is also an active member of Forfar Young Farmers Club and takes part in various competitions at District, Area and National Level.

Andrew has worked in various farming roles from tractor driving to harvest and silage work, but his main interest lies within preparing cattle for shows and sales. He recently travelled to Germany to work as part of the sale preparation team for Bernhard Delle and family where he enjoyed the excitement of working in a completely new environment.

Being a member of the winning National Young Show Stars 2016 team “Limmy Lads” gave Andrew the opportunity to go to Toronto to compete in the 4H National Junior Beef Heifer Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and fit up an Aberdeen-Angus heifer in the Canadian Style – a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Andrew is very excited to be representing the UK and Ireland in the World Angus Forum Youth Competition, he says: “I am very honoured to have been picked as part of the British and Irish team that will compete in the youth competition during the World Angus Forum! This will give me a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people who share the same interest as me from all corners of the world that will be attending the Conference. I am very thankful to the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society for giving me this chance!”

The World Angus Forum 2017 Youth Competition will encompass a 12-day-long series of exciting tasks and challenges, culminating in the prestigious final at Netherton/HW Angus on the final leg of the tour on Sunday 2nd July. More information on the Youth Competition can be found at: