Press Release - The hunt is on for the 2012 Beef Stockman of the Future
24th February 2012
The hunt is on for the 2012 Beef Stockman of the Future.
The National Beef Association (NBA) has joined the hunt to find the best young beef farmers and stockmen – and is putting the call out to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for both entries and nominations for this tremendous competition showcasing the best of British beef production.
Now in its third year, the competition champions talented individuals who strive to make a difference in beef farming. Regardless of where they operate or how big their enterprise is, it recognises strong technical management and determination to succeed in today’s challenging environment. Anyone aged under 45 is eligible to enter, as long as applications are received before March 9th.
Joanne Pugh, NBA Assistant Director says: “It doesn’t matter if you are running half a dozen suckler cows or a large-scale finishing unit, whether you own your own stock or work for someone else – it’s about having dedication and vision for the future, believing in beef production and knowing exactly where you want to go and what you want to achieve.
“Huge demand and rising prices means this is a positive time for the beef sector and this competition is a wonderful opportunity to promote some of the devoted and talented young people who will drive the industry forward in the years to come.”
Nick Davis was named Beef Stockman of the Future in 2010 and was part of the judging panel last year. Through his involvement in the competition, he has gone on to become chairman of the NBA’s Welsh region. He says: “Entering the Beef Stockman competition really made me think about what I had achieved with my suckler cows. It was a great feeling to win and a real boost.”
As well as the Frank Momber Memorial Trophy, the winner will receive £600 and the second and third place winners £400 and £200 respectively.
The NBA runs the competition in conjunction with Farmers Guardian and full details can be found at www.farmersguardian.com/bsf2012. The competition is sponsored by NatWest and Rumenco. For more information contact Joanne Pugh: 01772 734707, 07579 009648 or [email protected].