Next Gen Herefords are a group of young people aged 30 and under with a keen interest in Herefords & all things farming. Any young person who wishes to get involved is very welcome – whether or not they are connected to Herefords or farming at all!
Anyone interested in joining the Next Gen Hereford Youth programme or enquiring about more information – please contact Louise at: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com – phone 044 9348855 or message the IHBS Facebook & Instagram Page.
The National Hereford Show 2021 is on Sunday 12th September and included in the show is the all important Young Handler classes. The Junior Young handler class is open to all young persons aged 12 – 17 and the Senior class is open to all young persons aged 18 – 25. The entries are remaining open until the time of the classes at 10 am and any young person who is attending the show and would like to enter but doesn’t have an animal can enquire with any of the stewards and a suitable animal can be sourced. The society would like to wish all young handlers the very best of luck.
The group will be hosting an event for young persons as part of the Premier Autumn Hereford sale in GVM Tullamore on Saturday 16th October – watch this space for more details to follow shortly.
Events held during 2021 to date:
Next Gen Herefords visited the Irish Farmers Journal THRIVE farm in Tipperary followed by a tour & stock judging event at Scott’s Knockfin Pedigree herd in Laois in July 2021 – Full details of the day available HERE!
The group visited the ICBF Tully Beef Centre on Saturday 4th September for a full tour of the farm and information about the research being carried out there – Click HERE for full details of what happened on the day!
The group began the year by organising several online tutorials with various industry professionals while the country was still in a covid-19 lockdown & inter-county travel was not permitted. Guest speakers included;