Monday, June 26, 2017

WAF Youth Team Update June 25-26

The Canadian teams have been very busy over the past few days at the World Angus Forum. On Friday morning we loaded up the bus and impatiently anticipated the day ahead. We had no idea where we were going and speculations were many. When we pulled up to a Royal Marine base camp we knew we were in for a treat. We had a wonderful day which included trudging through water and mud up to our waists in order to complete various training exercises in teams. The army exercises certainly brought us closer as teams and we got to know the participants from other teams much better as well. After quickly showering to clean up the mud we got dressed and ready for our evening event. We had a fantastic evening at the local rugby pitch where we learned a Scottish dance.

WAF - Team Courage
WAF - Team Aspire


On Saturday we competed in the judging portion of our competition and were all surprised at the judging format in the UK. The judging was fast and furious with only four minutes per class. Each team had one member designated to judge classes of either beef, sheep, dairy or horses. In the afternoon we headed out to our first farm tour at Mosshall Red Angus. They had an excellent herd of cattle and despite the windy afternoon all of the members had a great time looking through their pastures. We are very excited to share that Travis Hunter placed second and Macy Liebreich placed third in the public speaking competition. We are all looking forward to the next portions of the competition!

WAF - Team Canada