Gurtavoher Angus to play host to YDP event


All roads lead to the Barlow’s farm in Co. Tipperary this Saturday, September 15th.

Gurtavoher Angus to play host to YDP event

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All roads lead to the Barlow’s farm in Co. Tipperary this Saturday, September 15th.

Gurtavoher Angus owned by John and Mariese Barlow and children - Darragh (15) and Cillian (12) will open its gates for a YDP event this Saturday, September 15th.

The YDP open day will begin at 12pm, with Colin Duffy - Irish Angus Youth Development Programme (YDP) chairperson set to address the crowds.

  • Viewing the Gurtavoher Angus Herd and a brief summary of herd/ size/ breeding plan/ €urostars - John Barlow
  • Stock judging for all participants – in each category - Senior; U18, and U13
  • Guess the weight of Stock Bull;
  • Stock judging workshops.

A selection of demonstrations:

  • Washing;
  • Drying;
  • Clipping;
  • Grooming.

Demonstrations and Speakers

A particular emphasis will be placed on young people showing animals in the ring, covering dress code; safety footwear; length of a halter; head position; watching judge; correctly lining-up and impressing the judge.

The line-up of guest speakers includes a representative from Dovea Genetics that will focus on beef genetics and bull selections and feeding/management will be discussed by a nutritionist from Kiernan Milling.

There will also be numerous demonstrations on halter-making; the art of good fencing and one on safe handling facilities/loading/hoof-pairing and handling animals.

“A great opportunity”

Speaking to That’s Farming, Colin Duffy - Irish Angus Youth Development Programme (YDP) chairperson outlined:

“These events are a great opportunity for young people interested in the Angus breed to learn the skills of showing; clipping and show ring etiquette.”

“We invite all participants to get involved and ask questions. Jim Dockery will be on hand along with myself to answer questions. Both young and old are more than welcome and look forward to a great day out.” He added.

Angus Herd

Located at Gurtavoher West, Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary Town, E34 A364, Gurtavoher Angus, Gurtavoher Angus was established in 1998 and now comprises of 35 Angus pedigree breeding females.

The Barlow family has experienced immense success over the years with breeding top quality stock, regularly claiming red rosettes at shows across the country.

They secured the Reserve Champion Irish Angus ribbons at Ossary Show and recorded three top prices at the Kilmallock April show and sale.

The family has extended an invitation to all to attend their open day this weekend.

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