With nine mainline sponsors and a record 150 trade stands and 23
beef breed society demonstrations, the National Beef Association’s
Beef Expo 2007 to be held at Skipton Auction Mart on Thursday, May
17, is shaping up to be the biggest and best since the annual event
was launched 10 years ago.
Thousands of beef producers from all over the UK and Ireland, as
well as Poland, Germany, Belgium and other European countries, are
expected to attend this year’s event which has adopted the
theme “Action for Profit”.
“The theme reflects the importance of restoring profitability
to the beef industry following the de-coupling of support from
production and exposure to the free market,” said leading
Limousin breeder, Jim Bloom, Decoy Farm, Scorborough, Driffield,
who is chairman of the organising committee.
“The Single Farm Payment is subsidising the beef enterprise
on most farms at present but it won’t last for ever and is
being eroded by modulation which this year has been set at 17%
in England – and rising. This means farmers will have to
find ways of reducing costs, improving efficiency and maximising
returns from the market by precisely meeting buyers’ specifications
for weight, grade and quality.
“The range of trade stands, educational and advisory exhibits,
practical demonstrations, beef breed exhibits and seminars which
will feature at Beef Expo 2007 will give beef producers an unrivalled
opportunity to assess all the latest technical and marketing developments
in the industry. It is an event which no farmer with a serious
interest in the future of beef production can afford to miss.”
Mr Bloom said he was delighted with the support which Beef Expo
was receiving from sponsors, trade stand exhibitors and beef breed
societies which demonstrated the event’s vital role as a
focus for the whole beef industry.
“We are greatly indebted to our nine mainline sponsors who
are generously supporting the event with hard cash and the record
number of trade and breed exhibitors whose presence will ensure
the success of the day,” said Mr Bloom.
The mainline sponsors are CCM Skipton, who are hosting the event
at Skipton Auction Mart, Dugdale Nutrition, Dunbia, EBLEX, Intervet,
Keenan, KW Alternative Feeds, British Limousin Cattle Society and
Yara, who are also sponsoring the open stockjudging competition.
The following beef breed societies have reserved space for live
cattle demonstrations – Aberdeen-Angus, Bazadaise, Beef Shorthorn,
Belgian Blue, Blonde, Charolais, Galloway, Gasgon, Gelbvieh, Hereford,
Highland, Limousin, Lincoln Red, Longhorn, Luing, Murray Grey,
Parthenaise, Red Poll, Salers, Simmental, South Devon, Stabiliser,
On the day before Beef Expo, a tour of three beef farms in the Skipton
area has been arranged (limited to 300 delegates) followed by a pre-event
conference at Skipton Auction Mart sponsored by Dovecote Park Ltd
and pre-event dinner in the Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton. The dinner,
limited to a maximum of 400, is already sold out.
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