Launch of ABP Angus Youth Challenge 2019

Launch of ABP Angus Youth Challenge 2019

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ABP in Northern Ireland is calling for new entries to the ABP Angus Youth Challenge.

This is a skills-based competition offering a host of opportunities for teenagers across Northern Ireland to develop skills and knowledge of the agri-food industry from farm to fork, in a fun and challenging way.

“The ABP Angus Youth Challenge reaches out to young people with an interest in the agri-food production at a key stage in their education,” explained George Mullan, Managing Director of ABP in Northern Ireland. “The enthusiasm of those already taking part in the Challenge has been fantastic. We’re now looking for more entries from groups of 14 to 16 year olds who can showcase their knowledge and demonstrate a strong interest in agri-food production by representing their school, club or community with pride.”

Entry is by short video followed by a shortlisting interview to reach the semi-final. Semi-finalists will compete at a national heat in March 2019 in front of an independent judging panel of industry experts and the media.

The teams that make the final stage will be awarded five Aberdeen Angus calves each at a high profile, public prize-giving ceremony during the 2019 Balmoral Show.

They will then go on to rear their calves through to finishing and fully benefit from the net profit at sale of the calves to ABP during an 18-month programme with ABP.  An additional £1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the overall winning school/club or group.

“Reaching the final of the ABP Angus Youth Challenge means travel; first-hand insights into a leading and award-winning beef processor; building experience for future careers whilst working on exciting projects that support ABP’s quality beef supply chain,” explained Charles Smith, General Manager of the Northern Irish Angus Producer Group.

Entrants do not have to live on a farm to take part. Closing date for entries is noon 30th November 2018. Interested parties can contact Arthur Callaghan, ABP T. 07884 483929 E:

A booklet explaining all the benefits of the competition and how to enter can be found here.  An Entry Form should be completed and sent with each entry.  A full set of Terms & Conditions for the competition can be found here.  You can also find us on Facebook #ABPAngusYouth

A short video of the background to the competition and entrants’ experiences can be viewed here.



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