Industry support for the UK’s national beef event, Beef
Expo 2006, is reflected in strong trade stand bookings for this
year’s event at Carlisle on Friday, June 2. And the country’s
premier beef event has been given a further boost with the announcement
this week of the re-opening of export markets for British beef.
The venue for this year’s event, organised in a different
area each year by the National Beef Association, is Harrison and
“Trade stand bookings are ahead of this time last year and
indicate increased confidence in the beef sector following the
receipt by farmers of the Single Farm Payment and the imminent
re-opening of export markets,” said event organiser, Euan
“Carlisle is an ideal venue at the apex of the motorway
network and will draw a large attendance of beef producers from
north, south, east and west, as well as from Ireland and overseas.”
Mr Emslie said events like Beef Expo were becoming increasingly
popular with trade exhibitors because of the targeted, high-calibre
audience which specialist events attracted.
“Beef Expo has grown from strength to strength over recent
years and is widely recognised as a “must attend” event
for producers with a serious interest in the future of the beef
industry,” said Mr Emslie.
“The event will highlight the latest trends in the beef
production and marketing and give producers a unique opportunity
of focussing on the most up-to-date technical developments and
marketing opportunities to help them run a profitable and sustainable
beef enterprise without subsidy.”
The theme of this year’s Beef Expo is “Seeking Solutions” and
features will include practical demonstrations, educational exhibits,
beef breed displays, young farmers and open stockjudging competitions,
a new National Suckled Calf Show, comprehensive seminar programme
and trade stands, with a focus on performance, health, efficiency
of production, profitability and marketing.
Arrangements for the event are following the format successfully
developed in previous years and will include the opportunity to
visit three beef farms on the day before the event (June 1), followed
by a major conference and pre-event dinner. The conference will
focus on export opportunities, marketing trends and the impact
of increased supplies of beef on the market following the ending
of the OTMS.
Mainline sponsors confirmed so far are Harrison and Hetherington
Ltd, Dugdale Nutrition, EBLEX, Intervet, Keenan and Yara.
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National Suckled Calf Show At Beef Expo 2006