22 year old Ulsterman is Borderway Agri-Expo Judge

Sam Martin of the Springhill British Blue Herd in Co Down, Northern Ireland is to judge calf classes at one of the largest livestock events in the UK.

Aged just 22 Sam Martin regards being invited to place pedigree British Blue calves at Agri-Expo 2017 on Friday, November 3 as a 'tremendous privilege and real honour.' Especially as the venue, the Borderway Mart in Carlisle, is a prime location for British Blue Cattle breeders from all four parts of the UK and overseas.

Sam Martin

Sam Martin

Now in its 11th year Borderway Agri-Expo is one of the largest events in the UK Agri industry, showcasing the best quality beef cattle and sheep, the latest developments in farming practice, breeding, genetics, machinery, equipment, technology, environmental issues, livestock marketing and export opportunities. It is now known to be a true celebration of the very best British Livestock, and the farmers, breeders and stockmen who look after them.

It can attract up to a 1000 entries with a focus on the younger generation of cattle and sheep exhibitors. Unlike most farm shows both parking and entry are free with easy access from the adjacent M6.

Since returning from Greenmount Agricultural College Sam has farmed with his father James at Ballyblack Road, Newtownards and is very active in Young Farmers Club stock judging competitions.

The Martin family has won numerous awards including British Blue championships at the Royal Ulster and Royal Highland Shows. British Blues are the proven terminal beef sire for up valuing calves from dairy and suckler herds

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