Irish Angus YDP workshop will take place at Felfort Angus on the farm of Ben and Elaine Ryall, Watergrasshill co Cork on Saturday 20th July 2019
Come along to see this 80 strong Pedigree Angus herd of excellent prolific breeding cows that produce a valuable niche product to the Dairy farming market in cork and surrounding counties.
The Ryall’s specialise in breeding easy calving bulls mainly for their local dairy farmers but also further afield.
Traditional style cow families are crossed using 5-star top bloodline bulls mainly sourced in Ireland, this cross of pedigree breeds a super easy calving bull where a lot of emphasis is placed on calf birth weight, fast growth and easy calving figures from ICBF.
This workshop will see people travel from across the country to Watergrasshill to see how a large-scale pedigree operation can be done with minimal labour input (Ben and Elaine) but a lot of thought and planning to make this operation a family friendly success story.
Our events will involve
• Stock judging
• Show preparation skills
• Halter making
• Heifer selection
• Safe handling of animals & farm safety
• Test your “guess the weight” skills
• Viewing of herd
Events are open to all members with special competitions for YDP members
Registration starts at 12 noon
Registration fee of €10 for all YDP members
Family rate of 3 or more €30
Registration form to be completed by all YDP members
Parents/guardians will need to sign off on all under 18’s reg forms
Food and refreshments on site on the day
Workshop open to members of all breeds societies and non-farming people as this is a great day to learn about Angus cattle, and a great family day out .
For more details contact;
Jim Dockery, YDP secretary, 086/2569925