“I come from a mainly beef farm near Newtownstewart. We have pedigree herds of Angus and Charolais cattle. I am involved in every stage of showing the cattle and have been since I was old enough to help out. The highest point so far in my show career was winning both last year’s Supreme Champion and Reserve Champion at Allams Christmas Fatstock Show and Sale. Showing cattle runs in my family through my grandfather and my father.
I applied to the course to learn about other aspects of agriculture including dairying and grassland management. I have enjoyed going on visits to dairy, pig and poultry farms as you always see something new. It lets you see how other farms operate and gives me, my classmates and teachers plenty to discuss.
After this course I am going to get more experience in showing beef cattle on a farm in Northumberland. Showing cattle is in my blood and it is definitely going to be part of my future career.”