Outstanding achievement award for Kelly Stewart

Kelly Stewart from Toombridge has won an Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at the 2020 ABP Angus Youth Challenge Awards.
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Kelly Stewart from Toomebridge

The ABP Angus Youth Challenge is an agri-food skills competition aimed at bridging the gap between school and employment for teenagers in Northern Ireland interested in working in agri-food.

Kelly is a Year 13 pupil at Rainey Endowed, Magherafelt, and entered the ABP Angus Youth Challenge in 2017 as part of a four-person team representing the school. The challenge involved rearing five Aberdeen Angus cross calves through to beef; selling them to ABP for a financial reward and also working on a research assignment to benefit local beef production. Kelly and her team assignment topic was ‘the Role and Challenges of Women on Northern Ireland farms.’

Managing Director of ABP NI, George Mullan said, “Kelly showed her enthusiasm and desire to make her mark as a woman in agriculture. Throughout her participation in the Challenge, she impressed the judges when expressing her views on the roles performed by women in modern day agriculture, the challenges they face and the contributions they make.”