WHY GET INVOLVED?
Are you a teenager aged 14-16 years old, living in Northern Ireland?
Or are you a teacher/club leader of 14-16 year olds?
The ABP Angus Youth Challenge is a unique competition offering a host of opportunities to develop work-life skills .
Plus the chance to benefit from a farm-to-fork development programme with one Northern Ireland’s leading agri-food companies.
“A unique contribution to the curriculum, developing skills and making our pupils more employable.”
Heather Kettyle, Teacher, Enniskillen Royal Grammar
IMPACT & BENEFITS
NURTURES work-life skills
engages teenagers at a crucial stage of education
offers a unique farm-to-fork experience with a world-class company; CV and personal statement-enhancing
ENCOURAGES ENTERPRISE & INNOVATION
Finalists benefit from financial reward & from innovative research on projects centred on supporting the local supply chain
Finalists win Angus cross calves to rear, profiting in their sale to ABP and benefiting from ABP’s Blade Farming support along the way
builds supply chain linkages
Partners with NI Angus Producer Group
Fosters an enthusiasm and interest in working in the sector
promotes local AGRICULTURE & FOOD PROVENANCE
Promotes local farming & food production with hundreds of thousands of people through PR, advertising, live events & in schools & clubs
Promotes understanding of provenance, quality, production and nutritional benefits of NI Angus beef
Demonstrates the high animal welfare, environmental & product quality standards that the industry upholds
ENGAGes with STAKEHOLDERS
Supports the NI curriculum with relevance to range of schools subjects - Biology, Agricultural Science, Home Economics, Geography and Business Studies
Collaborates with a network industry stakeholders