25 Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) members from the Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (AERA) and winners of the 2022 Live to Dead competition were invited by YFCU Platinum sponsors Dunbia to their Dungannon site on Wednesday 30th of November for an interactive, educational visit, to better understand the journey of animals from farm to fork
The evening started with a presentation on selecting prime animals, including both cattle and lambs; followed by tours of the primal factory and facilities, followed by the chills to understand the key points of dressing a carcass.
On completion of the tour, members were welcomed back to the boardroom for a final presentation and refreshments to learn about the visions and values of Dunbia Group. Dunbia shared detail on how they were actively working to become more sustainable in the current climate, including their sustainable beef production initiative with parent company Dawn Meats. Members had the opportunity to ask questions about the company and wider industry and learned of Dunbia’s partnerships with big brands and how they create strong connections with them.
The last activities of the evening took place in the lairage; discussing and demonstrating the handling and practical skills required in the selection of animals for processing. Attendees then had the opportunity to take part in a grading competition of lambs, Claire Young from Dungiven Young Farmers Club was the winner on the night and has been presented with a prize kindly supplied by Dunbia.
YFCU would like to thank Dunbia Group for hosting and organising such an informative evening and for their continued generous Platinum sponsorship of YFCU.