The ERGS ABP Angus Youth Challenge team have been busy over the summer interviewing local farmers to gather their views on the suitability of the Aberdeen Angus breed in ensuring sustainability of farming in Co. Fermanagh for future generations. The gathered data will be analysed and presented in a written report that will then be submitted for scrutiny by the judging panel of the ABP Angus Youth Challenge Competition.
On Wednesday 4th September the term kicked off for the group with a visit to Downtown/Cool FM recording studio to take part in a media training event where the four finalist schools had to prepare a pitch to promote their project in a typical ‘Lions’ Den’setting. A host of techniques and tips were taken away from the training academy that will be used in the group’s final presentation when the team will be trying to seek out the coveted winning spot of the inaugural ABP Angus Youth Challenge Competitionin March 2020.
The team’s five calves, Betsy, Polly, Rosie, Angus and Arthur, are continuing to grow steadily with an average weight gain of just over 1Kg per day.