Based at the award-winning Galgorm Resort and Spa, this promises to be a great event, and includes two herd visits and an opportunity to see several of the Province’s popular tourist attractions.
The two-day trip gets underway with a visit to the 2016 Ulster Grassland Farmer of the Year Award winners David and Alan Wallace, who run the 220-cow Abercorn herd in Antrim. Later in the day Master Breeders Jim and Nicholas McCann from Bangor will welcome everyone to their 175-cow Simlahill Herd – 2012, 2014 and 2015 winners of Holstein NI’s Herds Inspection Competition.
Alternative visits will include the historical Antrim Castle Gardens, and the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava’s private gardens at Clandeboye Estate.
The evening will be rounded-off with an Irish themed dinner and entertainment in the hotel.
Thursday’s itinerary focuses on a tour of the picturesque north Antrim coast, stopping off at the world-famous Giants Causeway and the Bushmills Distillery. Visitors will also view the Dark Hedges, an iconic avenue of beech trees made famous as a back drop for HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones.
Holstein UK’s AGM will take place late afternoon, and will be followed by a Celebration Gala Dinner.
If you haven’t already booked your tickets, there are limited spaces available, please call 01923 695252 for further details.
Tickets for the Irish evening (28th June) and the Gala Dinner (29th June) are available for anyone not attending the whole event.
A warm invitation is extended to members and non-members of Holstein UK to come along and enjoy the ‘Ulster craic’.