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Hexham Venue for Beef Expo 2010

Next year’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2010, will return to the north of England and will be held at Hexham Mart Centre in Northumberland on Thursday, May 27.

Michael Walton

The annual event, organised by the National Beef ssociation and held at a different venue each year, is the major technical event for the UK beef industry and attracts thousands of beef producers from all over the country, as well as from overseas.

Next year’s event will be hosted by Hexham and Northern Marts and Scott Donaldson, an auctioneer with the mart and NBA Northern Council member, will chair the local organising committee.

“Hexham is an ideal location in the heart of a major suckler beef producing area which can be easily accessed from both north and south,” said event organiser, Euan Emslie.

“The facilities at Hexham Mart are first-class and will provide an excellent venue for such a major event for the beef industry.”

The 2010 event committee will look into a new and exciting programme of activities to follow the successful format followed in recent years, which will include an extensive trade stand area, beef breed demonstrations, educational and advisory exhibits, practical demonstrations of livestock machinery, competitions and a comprehensive seminar programme.

“We are delighted to be hosting Beef Expo at Hexham Mart and look forward to welcoming beef producers from all over the country to Northumberland,” said Mr Donaldson.

The local committee is currently being assembled and will meet for the first time next month to start planning for the event.

This year’s Beef Expo was held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcester, and other venues in recent years have included Perth (2008), Skipton (2007), Carlisle (2006), Royal Welsh Showground (2005), Royal Highland Centre (2004) and Thainstone, Aberdeenshire (2003).

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