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UK’s 2014 team announced to take on the European Young Breeders School
June 4, 2014

UK’s 2014 team announced to take on the European Young Breeders School

Becky Robertson (West Midlands), John Mclean (Northern Ireland), Lizzie Miles (North Eastern), Matthew Williamson (Border & Lakeland), Marcus Doig (Norfolk), Michael Kinvig (Isle of Man) and Steven Harris (Cornwall) are the selected seven for the international event in Battice, Belgium onWednesday 3 September until Sunday 7 September.

The young breeders will learn the steps of animal preparation for showing including washing, clipping, showmanship and theoretical courses such as marketing and professional pictures before putting what they have learnt into practice and competing against one another.

The winner of the competition will get the opportunity to improve their Holstein knowledge by winning a three-week trip to Canada, organised by the European Breeders School partner, Holstein Quebec, with a special prize given to the best breeder younger than 16-years old.

With an impressive track-record on the international field, the UK has experienced many European wins and has always had an enthusiastic group of Holstein Young Breeders attend the European Young Breeders School.

Featuring competitors from all over the world, the European Young Breeders School was first created in 1999 and the number of participants reached a record of 150 young breeders in 2007. The school prides itself on being the best springboard to reach the top in the world of breeding as well as being a great meeting place for all future breeders.

Holstein UK’s Non-Executive Director for HYB, Edward Griffiths, says: “This team has the right mix of enthusiasm, skill and passion to do very well at the European Young Breeders School. Each individual was selected on their willingness to learn and potential to excel, I wish them all the best of luck.”



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