Angus McGregor – World Angus Forum Scotland Report

January 30, 2017 12:00 pm

To be part of the world Angus forum in Scotland this year was an absolute privilege. I would like to say a massive thank you to the team from Angus Australia for getting us there and to our sponsors of the team. I would also like to thank everybody that made the whole event possible in Scotland.

The first few days consisted of meeting everyone from the teams, Kiwis, Canadians, U.K and Augustine from Argentina. The first night we met everyone and we all hit it off from there.

The Highland Show was a great experience. There were so many breeds of cattle there and the range of animals being shown there was amazing.

We junior judged at the show each person from the team had to judge beef cattle, dairy cattle, meat sheep or Clydesdales. It was great because not many of us had judged Clydesdales or sheep before.

We also spent a day at the Royal Marines. It was a really great time. We got divided up in to random teams. We did a challenge through some mud and a couple of one’s got us all really thinking of how we were going to do it.

The World Angus Conference was very interesting and all the speakers were very good. It was also really great to see the Kiwis get up and do their presentation after they had won our public speaking challenge.

Once the conference concluded the gala dinner was held. It was a great night. There was a lot of local music which was very good and Willie McLaren sung his Angus for Me song after dinner. It was a great experience to hear it from him.

We travelled to a number of studs and places on the trip.

It were an absolutely fantastic experience to see the country of Scotland and what if had to offer to us.

We spent the last two days of the forum at Netherton Angus. It was great to experience how the U.K prepares and parades their cattle. We clipped and fitted our animals and then paraded the cattle for the delegates before our final dinner together.

The whole World Angus Forum was a highlight. It was the experience of a life time and I would just like to thank everybody for making the event possible and getting the Australian teams there.

 

Feature Image: Angus McGregor in the AgriSkills Challenge

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