The Angus Youth Challenge 2021 took place in the Logan Hall at the Eikon Exhibition Centre on Friday 11th June 2021. The first live event to take place at the venue since November 2020, the event was run by ABP, and attended by representatives from CAFRE and youth involved in the distinguished challenge.
The event was also attended by agri-presenter, Nicola Weir, who announced the winning schools – Cookstown High School, Dalriada School Ballymoney, Friend’s School Lisburn and St. Kevin’s College, Lisanaskea.
Adhering to the current COVID-19 regulations, the event took place in the Logan Hall before attendees made their way out onto the venue’s cattle lawn, where the teenagers were presented with a herd of Angus-cross calves to take home.
ABP's General Manager for Northern Ireland George Mullan said, “Young people have missed out on so much as a result of the pandemic. ABP is committed to offering opportunities for personal and educational development through the ABP Angus Youth Challenge. We have been delighted by the positive impact the competition is having on their work-life and interpersonal skills. This secondary level initiative complements the close links we have with CAFRE, Queen’s University and Harper Adams.”
The ABP Angus Youth Challenge opens for entries again in September 2021.
The team at the Eikon were delighted to welcome ABP and attendees on site for the challenge and look forward to more events taking place at the venue over the coming months.