YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

In Northern Ireland, passion for farming starts young and keeps growing. Our principal sponsor Ulster Bank has been following the stories of some young farmers as they get ready for this year's show

"I've learnt loads about farming from my uncle William... he has taught me to rear cattle and breed champions".... Three young brothers from Dromara talk about why they love farming and Balmoral Show

Young Blonde Breeders Take Part in Balmoral Show Advertisements

British Blonde Young Breeders has been set up to encourage the next generation of British beef farmers to become involved and develop their interest and knowledge of livestock and British Blonde cattle, while having fun along the way. The programme hopes to help develop peoples Stockjudging, cattle preparation and promotional skills, through a combination of in house and industry wide events and programmes, such as the National Young Show Stars. The programme will allow young breeders from across the country to meet fellow beef farmers of the future, creating lifelong connections and friendships. It is hoped that BBYB will create links with other breed societies and international Blonde Associations in order to give members the opportunity to travel and further develop their skills and learning.

Stuart Mycock, British Blonde Young Breeders Vice-Chairman.

What I hope this exciting new programme will give young people is the skills they need to progress in the beef industry, whilst also making lifelong friends along the way. Through my experiences in YFC and Holstein Young Breeders, the largest dairy youth organisation in Europe, I hope to be able to develop a programme, along with my fellow committee, that it is both fun and educational.

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