Cumbria and the north west gets its first big agri-event this
year when auction company Harrison & Hetherington stages an
all-industry show in November.
Borderway hosted Beef Expo 2006
The event, which is in its early stages of planning, is scheduled
for Friday November 2 at Borderway, Carlisle, and it will provide
an exciting shop window for farmers in the region featuring beef
cattle, attractions for dairy cattle and sheep producers as well
as machinery, demonstrations and competitions.
“The region is a big livestock producing area and we felt
there was a gap in the calendar for a special event of this kind,” said
Harrison & Hetherington operations director David Pritchard.
“The mart is a focal point for livestock producers in the
region and this was proved by the successful National Beef Association's
Beef Expo event last June which was attended by around 5,000 people,” he
Facilities at Borderway and its easy accessibility from junction
43 of the M6 motorway make it an ideal venue for such an event.
H&H's farmstock team has wide experience of conducting
events at the mart, now traditionally staging numerous sales and
shows on one day to appeal to a wide range of prospective customers – such
as major pedigree beef and dairy events
The event will coincide with the annual autumn sale of hill suckled
calves at Borderway. There are plans to include a beef cattle show
which will include a section for suckled calves. Attractions will
also be staged for dairy and sheep farmers.
A key feature is hoped to be activities such as working demonstrations,
competitions – including those for young farmers.
“We're looking for major support from machinery suppliers
and trade stands and, for the event to be a success, we're
also looking for sizeable sponsorship,” said Mr Pritchard.
“As planning is still in the early stages we would welcome
further suggestions and input from organisations, breed societies
and companies to help ensure the event is a success,” he
Anyone interested in supporting the event or requiring further
information can contact David Pritchard on 01228 640924.
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