Organised to raise funds for leading local charity Action Cancer this is a unique opportunity for fellow farmers and their families to view excellent livestock on a farm famed for high standards of grassland and livestock management, handling, accommodation and care of the countryside.
This ‘Fun on the Farm’ at Corries is a must for farming families of all ages as a huge array of attractions will be on site from face painting to cattle grooming, from vets and stock judging to a digger challenge.
In a packed all action day Ballywalter YFC are running tug of war and stock judging competitions with entries on the field accepted.
Limousin genetics play a key role in quality beef production and marketing at Corries of Newtownards so local breeders are supporting the Fun on the Farm event in aid of Action Cancer this coming Sat, Aug 18 from noon. Caught finalising plans for a premier cattle display at the event are, from left, Derek Frew, NI Limousin Club chair, Cool FM DJ Sonya Mac, Rhona Corrie, Ethan Hope, 16 months, Philip Savage, farm manager, and Will Corrie.
Action Cancer will be providing a selection of MOT health checks on the day, operating on a first come first served basis, to include blood pressure tests, body composition analysis and skin scanner analysis, along with lifestyle assessment and cancer awareness advice.
For those with an eye for good stock that old favourite with farm folk a guesstimate the weight of livestock event is also planned by the NI Commercial Cattle Exhibitors Association.
Animals no longer commonly seen in Ulster farmyards will be displayed by the ARK open farm and vintage farm vehicles on parade offer a similar look at our farming past.
With present day farming in mind companies such as George Hamilton are displaying handling equipment and Charles Hurst a range of robust 4 x 4 vehicles offering peace of mind towing cattle trailers or doing the school run in mid winter.
Quad bikes for saving time and footwear will be demonstrated by Jeff Wylie and numerous other essentials for modern farming by companies such as Teemore Engineering, Sam Coleman, Kennedy’s Tractors, SlurryKat and U Hire.
Greyabbey Presbyterian Church is providing a barbecue and, of course, the away day would not be complete without Tickety Moo Ice Cream.
Though for most farmwives attending the on farm Corries Meats award winning butcher’s shop will be a must, a farm diversification that has become a key part of this ‘field to fork’ beef business with other shops now opened in key towns across North Down.
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Less than four miles from Newtownards town centre at 13, Crossnamuckley Rd, Newtownards BT22 2AA the ‘Fun on the Farm’ event will be signed posted from the
Portaferry Road and from Six Road Ends.