A team of seven enthusiastic young dairy breeders have made the final line up for a once in a lifetime chance to participate at the European Young Breeders School (EYBS). This is an international event not to be missed!
Holstein Young Breeders (HYB) is thrilled to announce its team of privileged young breeders who will be making the trip to Belgium on 30th August. This includes Mark Whitehurst (Staffordshire), Neil Sloan (Scotland), Ifan Wilson (South Wales), Chloe Braithwaite (Shropshire), Ellie Westaway (West Midlands), Ellie Fisher (Border & Lakeland) and Jamie Pottow (South & Wiltshire).
EYBS is a five day event run by AWE, taking place each year in Battice, Belgium. Throughout the week emphasis is placed on team spirit, and the participation of each member is evaluated throughout each stage of animal husbandry and preparation. Competitors get hands-on experience from workshops including bedding, showmanship and clipping, as well as classroom based sessions such as marketing your farm business. After three days of workshops and practice, the youngsters put their skills to good use in stock judging and showmanship and calf classes.
EYBS is one of the best springboards to reach the top in the world of breeding and showing and is a fantastic meeting place for ambitious breeders who can share their skills, knowledge and experience. Many graduates from EYBS have gone on to compete at international breeding shows and work with world renowned animals.
Miriam Bagley, Events & National HYB Coordinator for Holstein UK, comments, “All of the seven candidates heading for the European Young Breeders School have shown outstanding passion, tenacity and interest in reaching their full potential in the world of cattle breeding. EYBS provides these young farmers with a variety of vital skills, as well as an opportunity to network and compete with over 100 European young breeders. We wish the UK team the best of luck as they head off for Belgium on 30th August.”