Next year's National Beef Event, Beef Expo 2007, will be held at
Skipton Auction Mart in Yorkshire, courtesy of the Craven Cattle
Marts Group, on Thursday, May 17, 2007.
Skipton AuctionThis annual event, organised by the National Beef Association
and held at a different venue each year, is now firmly established
as the major technical event for the UK beef industry and attracts
thousands of beef producers from all over the country and overseas.
The 2007 event will follow the successful format developed over
recent years and will include an extensive trade stand area, beef
breed demonstrations, commercial cattle show, educational and advisory
exhibits, practical demonstrations of livestock machinery and a
comprehensive seminar programme. The theme chosen for the event
is "Action for Profit".
On the day before Beef Expo, visitors will have the opportunity
of viewing four prominent Yorkshire beef farms followed by a pre-event
conference and dinner.
"We see no reason to change the basic format which has been
fine-tuned over the years and has proved highly successful," said
event organiser, Euan Emslie. "But we are constantly looking
for innovative new ideas to make Beef Expo even more relevant and
worthwhile for beef producers at a time of constant change in the
Skipton Mart is an ideal venue for the event with an auction ring
which can quickly be transformed into a conference auditorium with
highly sophisticated sound and lighting systems.
The organisation of the event is in the hands of a local committee
under the chairmanship of leading Limousin breeder, Jim Bloom,
Decoy Farm, Scorborough, Driffield - who is also chairman of the
technical committee of the British Limousin Cattle Society - with
Aberdeen-Angus breeder, Henry Rowntree, Windy Pike, Carter's Lane,
Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire, as vice-chairman.
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