2019 Semi-Final Juding Panel Announced

The judging panel for the ABP Angus Youth Challenge semi-final event, which takes place on Friday 8th March at CAFRE Loughry Campus has been announced. The independent panel represents leading organisations within the agri-food, education and community sectors. They are:

Zita Blair, Deputy President of the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster

Darryl Boyd, CAFRE Adviser to the NI Better Farm Beef Challenge

Conall Donnelly, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association

Edith Finlay, Education Manager, Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Daryl McLaughlin, Policy Adviser, Ulster Farmers Union

Seamus McMenamin, Economist, Livestock & Meat Commission

Ian Marshall, Institute of Global Food Security, Queen’s University, Belfast

John Meade Farm Manager, Ballyedmond Castle Estate

George Moffet, Head of Agriculture Education, CAFRE

Aurelie Moralis, President NI Veterinary Association

Naomi Rutherford, Agriculture PhD Student, Queen’s University

Andrew Wallace, Head of Membership Services, Business in the Community NI

The semi-finalist teams will be travelling from all over the province to take part. The semi-final will take the form of an exhibition of displays produced by the teams. They will be showcasing their knowledge about ABP; innovative thinking on Angus beef related themes, the promotion of Northern Irish beef as well as issues surrounding local rural life.

Pictured [front row, from left]: Helping to announce the line-up of judges for the 2019 ABP Angus Youth Challenge semi-final event are panel representatives: Andrew Wallace, Business in the Community NI; Darryl Boyd CAFRE Adviser to NI Better Farm Beef Programme; Daryl McLaughlin, Adviser Ulster Farmers Union; Conall Donnelly, Chief Executive Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association and Seamus McMenamin, Economist NI Livestock & Meat Commission. With them, George McWhirter, Northern Irish Angus Producer Group and George Mullan, Managing Director, ABP in Northern Ireland.