Shorthorn World Conference 2022
Come & Join The Celebration
Details and Registration can be downloaded below:
UPDATE FROM THE WORLD SHORTHORN CONFERENCE 2022 ORGANISING COMMITTTEE
Following a recent meeting of the World Shorthorn Conference Organising Committee, I am contacting you with the following updates below:-
- OVERSEAS DELEGATE BOOKING DEADLINE EXTENTSION – BOOKING DEADLINE 15TH APRIL 2022 – COME & JOIN US !!
The organising committee for the World Conference have been working tirelessly on the attached itinerary to make the Bi-Centenary year an extra special celebration for the Shorthorn breed, the registration/booking deadline extension has been agreed to encourage anyone who is tentatively thinking about attending ….. to encourage them to come a join us for this once in a lifetime celebration, it would be great to have them with us to help us celebrate, I am sure a lot of special memories will be made along the way and many new friends.
- Each week we are seeing COVID restrictions being relaxed all around the world bit by bit. Since 18th March here in the UK, whether you are vaccinated or not you do not need to take COVID-19 tests before or after you arrive, there is no need to fill in a passenger locator form and there is no need to quarantine when you arrive. It seems many countries are planning to do similar over the coming months.
Therefore, to give everyone a chance to check their own countries COVID restriction policy for the coming months, the organising committee are extending the deadline for booking until just before Easter i.e. 15th April 2022. It would be very helpful to enable us to plan, if not already done so, if you can contact us to register your interest, please encourage anyone who are thinking about attending to contact either myself or Carolyne at Field Farm Tours as soon as possible, we are happy to answer any questions or concerns anyone may have.
- YOUTH PROGRAMME – Booking Deadline 30th April 2022
The organising committee is excited to host the first World Shorthorn Youth Programme for 2022, initially Shorthorn World Council Members have been invited to to send two Youth Delegates (aged 18-24 years) to spend time on a host farm, prior to participating in the final week of the World Conference. I am very pleased to report that due to the hard work of the organising committee, we have been able to secure enough sponsorship and raise funds via a very successful auction to help reduce the price to £600 per youth delegate (reduced from total cost of £1175 for youth element of the tour).
This price is extremely good, and we hope some participants may be able to get further funding themselves or raise their own sponsorship towards this to help them reduce the cost further. The delegates will have the chance to work on a Shorthorn Beef or Dairy farm for one to two weeks prior to the conference tour, and then join up with to compete and develop alongside likeminded youth delegates when they join the tour at the Great Yorkshire Show for the final week.
Please see booking form attached, and brief developing youth itinerary. This is a great opportunity and a once in a lifetime experience for any youth delegate !! I am pleased to report there has been a lot of interest in the Youth Programme. We have a limited number of places available, and Shorthorn World Council Members will be given first opportunity to take the places available, but if you know of a young person that would be interested in joining the Youth Programme please get in touch and we will put them on a list to contact once we have numbers confirmed from member associations and we will do everything we can to offer a place numbers and funds allowing.
- UK DELEGATES BOOKING FORM – Deadline 1st June 2022
To anyone in the UK that would like to attend specific days or attend different parts of the tour, please see the Day Booking Form attached. Prices for farm visits have been reduced from £25 in 2010, to £10 in 2022. It is important that we know who will be attending each day, so we can cater and make sure we have adequate facilities available for the correct number of attendees.
So get the dates booked in your diary and book in via Field Farm Tours, their details are on the attached registration/booking form. Carolyne at Field Farm Tours and myself are here to help with any questions, so don’t hesitate to contact us, we are here to help.
- GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW – GREAT CELEBRATION OF THE SHORTHORN BREED
We are aiming to have 200 Shorthorn animals for 200 years of the Shorthorn Breed at the Great Yorkshire Show. The Tuesday will be the celebration day of the breed with a celebration parade in the Show rings, awards, and special presentations. Wednesday evening there will be a celebration dinner held in the pavilions and on Thursday the National Show of Dairy Shorthorns will take place.
- CONFERENCE DAY
All our speakers are booked to provide a very up to date and informative day, the current outline of the day is as follows – starting with looking at the perspective of the consumer via a retailer; tools and future technology available to supply results to meet consumer needs; practicalities and how to put the tools into practice; finally, looking at the next 20 years. Further information will be forwarded to you in due course.