Youth Development Programme Senior Conference Spring 2022- Thursday 17th February – Saturday 19th 2022

Youth Development Programme Senior Conference Spring 2022- Thursday 17th February – Saturday 19th 2022


The Aberdeen-Angus YDP Senior Conference is for young people with an interest in beef cattle, from any breed or college, aged 18 – 26 yrs (although this year, we may accept participants up to 29 if you have attended previous YDP events). It is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and experience of senior members through visits, workshops and presentations coupled with social activities revolving around the rearing and keeping of beef suckler cattle.  Elements of this event have been tailored to support the 2022 CALM competition.

Cost of event will be £130 payable with your booking form.

This covers Bed & Breakfast, transfers, Thursday night dinner, Friday lunch, teas and coffees, programme activities and speakers.

THURSDAY           DRAFT programme so far includes

9.30 am – Foyle Food Group, 52 Doogary Road, Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT79 0BQ  Foyle Food Group – Largest Single Dedicated Beef Processor in the UK and Ireland

Introductions and Foyle site and agriculture with welcome refreshments.

Overalls and over boots will be provided.
Tour of processing plant, explanation of carcase in boning room, 15 point grading system, slaughter hall (optional), live assessment in lairage. Introduction to AAQB scheme.
Effective Marketing Strategies – assist with Senior CALM Competition – Naomi Herron


LUNCH courtesy of Foyle Foods

Half hour drive to Foyle Food Group Farm in Cookstown. Trial projects information.

Hotel check in: Rooms at Rue, 12 Main Street, Omagh BT78 1ER

7.00 pm Dinner (sponsored by Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society) – Rooms at Rue restaurant.


Visits to farms supplying finished cattle to Foyle Meats using Aberdeen-Angus bulls.  One dairy farm and one suckler herd.

Discussions on the management and breeding programmes will take place on farm
Further details to follow.

Return to Rooms at Rue

7.30 pm Dinner and night out experiencing local culture (payable by candidate)

SATURDAY– Check out of hotel by 11 am.
Breakfast followed by feedback and farewells.


Please complete application form and either post cheque for £130 to Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society or pay via BACS

     Sort Code: 80-91-28                              Account No: 00105396. 

If making BACS payment please quote your SURNAME and YPDSCIreland

If you require any further information, please email [email protected] or call 07711810354

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