World Shorthorn Conference 2022
Day 1 – Thursday 7 July 2022 – Overnight Windsor – Arrival to London, meet & greet & transfer to Windsor for welcome drinks reception & buffet style meal
Day 2 – Friday 8 July 2022 – Overnight Cardiff – Visits to: Stanford Park Beef Shorthorn, Lunch / Classification workshop |
Charles Horton’s Hannington Beef herd, early evening BBQ
Continue to Cardiff for overnight
Day 3 – Saturday 9 July 2022 – Overnight Chester – Visit to: Messrs Thomas’s Drisgol Dairy herd, Pembrokeshire, lunch included. Continue to Chester for overnight
Day 4 – Sunday 10 July 2022 – Overnight Chester – Morning: Free time in Chester to explore historic city | Afternoon visit to: Jodrell Bank Observatory to visit their new £21 million visitor centre
Day 5 – Monday 11 July 2022 – Overnight Harrogate – Visits to: Cogent Breeding Ltd, Chester | Chatsworth House, Gardens & Estate Tour Continue to Harrogate for overnight
Day 6 – Tuesday 12 July 2022 – Overnight Harrogate – Full day visit to the Great Yorkshire Show – Beef Judging day & Shorthorn Celebration Parade – Youth Program Participants join the tour at this point | Return to Harrogate for overnight
Day 7 – Wednesday 13 July 2022 – Overnight in Harrogate – OPTION: Great Yorkshire Show – Interbreed judging OR Harrogate or York – free time to explore | Celebration Dinner in Evening at Showground. Return to Harrogate for overnight
Day 8 – Thursday 14 July 2022 – Overnight Durham – Full day visit to the Great Yorkshire Show – Dairy judging. Continue to Durham for overnight
Day 9 – Friday 15 July 2022 – Overnight Durham – Full day Conference in the Lumley Castle Hotel | OPTION: Visit Durham City | Medieval Banquet Dinner in Lumley Castle Hotel. Overnight Durham
Day 10 – Saturday 16 July 2022 – Overnight – Visits to: Beamish Heritage Museum | World Council Meeting / Country Reports | Page Farms Partnership, Beef Herd – evening food & refreshments. Return to Durham for overnight.
Day 11 – Sunday 17 July 2022 – Overnight Gretna – Visits to: Alnwick Castle & Gardens | James Playfair Hannay’s Tofts Beef herd | Youth Development Day, lunch included. Continue to Gretna for overnight
Day 12 – Monday 18 July 2022 – Overnight Gretna – Visits to: James Robinson’s Strickley Dairy farm, lunch included | Barwood Beef herd (Morrisons – Paul Coates), early evening BBQ included. Return to Gretna for overnight
Day 13 – Tuesday 19 July 2022 – Overnight Gretna – Visits to: John Thomson’s Shawhill Beef herd, lunch included at Hetland Hall Hotel |
Messrs Biggar’s Chapelton Beef herd, refreshments included Return to Gretna for overnight. Final tour dinner at Gretna
Day 14 – Wednesday 20 July 2022 – Depart to Glasgow Airport or Scotland Post Tour Option
SCOTTISH POST TOUR OPTION:
Day 14 – Wednesday 20 July 2022 – Visit to: Carey Coombs Dunsyre Beef herd | Continue to Perth for overnight
Day 15 – Thursday 21 July 2022 – Visits to: Major Gibb’s Glenisla Beef herd | Glenrinnes Beef herd | Return
to Perth for overnight
Day 16 – Friday 22 July 2022 – Visits to: Fearn Farm Beef herd | Continue to Inverness for overnight
Day 17 – Saturday 23 July 2022 – Depart to Inverness Airport
Outline of Tour
Following an overnight stay in the Castle Hotel in Windsor, overlooking Windsor Castle, the tour will then take us to visit some of the top Beef & Dairy herds in the UK. This will also include technical and cultural visits to the Cogent Bull Stud and Chatsworth House, respectively, before arriving at one of the UK’s largest and most popular agricultural events, the Great Yorkshire Show, on Tuesday, 12th July, where we will formally celebrate the bi-centenary.
After the conference, the tour will visit more of our renowned Beef & Dairy herds and include a trip to the world-famous Alnwick Castle and gardens, as well as the Beamish Museum, where our rich history is brought to life.
The proposal from the committee is that:-
- Youth participant to be between the age of 18 – 24
- The Youth Participant to either obtain sponsorship, or the overseas Society pay for cost of flights and a reduced delegate fee of at maximum £800 per delegate (this may reduce depending on sponsorship received)
- The youth participants will stay and work on a host farm for two weeks dates to work with hosts and participants, its proposed that they join the excursion at Great Yorkshire Show, they will then join the rest of the tour including the conference, with a specific itinerary of activity for the Youth element.