This year’s Beef Expo 2006, to be held at Borderway Mart,
Carlisle, on Friday, June 2, has attracted the most comprehensive
display of beef cattle breeds and crosses ever seen at the UK’s
national beef event.
More than 300 cattle of 23 beef breeds will be represented in
the beef breed societies’ exhibition area and will be a major
attraction for the thousands of beef farmers from all over the
UK and Ireland who will be attending.
“This will be the largest demonstration of the different
breeds of beef cattle seen at any event in the UK and reflects
the importance of Beef Expo as a promotional event for the beef
industry,” said event organiser, Euan Emslie, who organises
the annual beef event on behalf of the National Beef Association.
“Commercial beef producers will have a unique opportunity
of assessing the advantages of each breed for themselves and learning
how the various breeds fit in to the stratified structure of beef
production in the UK.”
Mr Emslie said the display of pedigree beef bulls, heifers and
cows with calves at foot was one of the most important aspects
of Beef Expo at a time when beef producers were seeking to reduce
costs, improve efficiency and maximise returns from the market
following CAP reforms and the loss of production-related subsidies.
“It is horses for courses and ensuring you have the right
breed, or combination of breeds, to suit your particular circumstances,
is one of the keys to profitable beef production,” said Mr
“All the breeds of commercial significance in the UK will
be represented and will have breed experts on hand to talk to beef
producers about the merits of their breeds.”
Three leading industry figures have been invited to judge the
best breed society display and will be assessing the suitability
of each breed for modern beef production and where breeders see
their breed in five years’ time.
Exhibition space at Beef Expo has been reserved by the following
beef breed societies – Aberdeen-Angus, Beef Shorthorn, British
Bazadaise, British Belgian Blue, British Blonde, British Charolais,
British Limousin, British Simmental, Galloway, Gascoine, Hereford,
Highland, Longhorn, Luing, Murray Grey, Parthenais, Piemontese,
Red Poll, Salers, South Devon, Stabiliser, Welsh Black and Whitebred
Other features of the one-day event will include a National Show
of suckled calves, stockjudging competitions, machinery demonstrations,
educational exhibits, seminars and a comprehensive trade stand
On the day before Beef Expo, delegates will have the opportunity
of visiting three Cumbrian beef farms followed by a major beef
conference and pre-event dinner.
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National Suckled Calf Show At Beef Expo 2006