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Ruth Perry: Youth Development Programme National Champion

Former student Ruth Perry beat 35 finalists from across the UK to become an Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society champion.

Ruth was a Young Farmer at Angley School (now High Weald Academy) and during her time under the guidance of Mr Cooper, our Farm Manager, Ruth learnt skills that enabled her to progress to the dizzy heights of Aberdeen Angus Youth Development National Champion.  We are sure that the then Angley School was a great experience for Ruth which spurred her on to working in the farm industry.   Well done Ruth we are all very proud of you!

Article below from The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society website:

The 2016 Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society’s weekend event, which incorporated the National Final was yet again a close fought competition. Taking place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, some 35 finalists gathered from across the UK and Ireland for a series of morning workshops and seminars with the afternoon seeing the competitive end of the weekend as the juniors, intermediates and seniors who have qualified from workshops held in the summer excelled in areas such as stock judging, clipping and dressing and ring craft. The senior finalists, who were all competing for the chance of a world Angus study trip of their choosing, also took part in a panel interview.

Leading the way in the seniors was 21-year old Ruth Perry, from Cranbrook in Kent. A solid front runner throughout all categories, Ruth has come through the Kent Young Farmers rankings and has been showing for a number of years for the Warrenho team of Rob Bishop and family and off the back of the knowledge gained started her own herd with the purchase of a Balmachie-bred female in Stirling last year.

Commenting on Ruth’s win, Society chief executive and senior interview panel judge Johnny Mackey said: “It was great to see someone who has progressed throughout the YDP over the last few years do so well this year. A confident young lady on all topics of the Aberdeen-Angus breed, I have no doubt in that Ruth will be an exemplary ambassador for the Society both at home and overseas.”