Next stop New Zealand!

The Team of Irish Young Handlers were out and about again last week. Our kind sponsors; Slaney Foods International invited the team to their facility in Bunclody, Co. Wexford for a tour of the factory. The day began by meeting the Director, Rory Fanning who gave a brief overview and background of the factory and important pillars of business. Therafter, Dennis & Marika gave us a guided tour of the Factory, showing every stage in depth from where the cattle enter the lairage alive right through to Slaughter and onto boning before seeing the product being packed and sent on for further processing.

Huge thanks to Rory Fanning, Marika Mahon & all the crew in Slaney Foods International for all their help, sponsorship and input into this travel bursary and making this opportunity possible.

Sinead Conry, eoin Lynch, Larry Feeney (IHBS Secretary), Dennis (Slaney Foods Procurement Officer), Michael Barrett & Louise Callan (IHBS Breed Development Officer).

Many thanks is also due to Ballyjamesduff Coop Store for sponsoring boots to each of our Young Handlers; Katie, Eoin, Sinead & Michael ahead of the Young Handlers Competition next month. Thanks also to Farm Wardrobe for organising the fresh & eye catching uniforms. The team are now fully kitted out and ready to compete!

Katie Brady with Micheal O’Reilly (Ballyjamesduff Co-op store manager).

A shout out also to and huge thanks to Clippers Ireland for sponsoring our team of Young Handlers with a brand new clippers ahead of the clipping competition they will compete in as part of the World Hereford Conference in New Zealand next month!

Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates on our teams progress & updates from the World Hereford Conference.

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