Dovecote Park at 2016 Beef Expo

On Friday May 20th, our Livestock team were among 140 trade stands at the 2016 NBA Beef Expo, one of the most important events in the beef sector calendar.

On Friday 20th May 2016, several members of our livestock team represented Dovecote Park at the 2016 NBA Beef Expo, held this year at the Bakewell Agricultural Centre in Derbyshire. The Expo is widely considered one of the cornerstone events of the British beef sector, and is described by the NBA as, ‘a celebration and exploration of everything the British beef industry has to offer’.

Dovecote Park were among 140 companies who were represented at the trade stands, along with 21 breed societies. The event was attended by around 8,000 people, predominantly British beef producers, including over 100 of Dovecote Parks producers. Other visitors included a team of delegates from around Europe and farmers from Northern Ireland.

Welsh exhibitors had an especially good year in the exhibition ring, with Daisy Duke, a Limousin x British Blue x heifer owned by John Williams of Gwyneddn taking home Supreme Champion, and Hightown girl, a Limousin sired home bred heifer owned by Tecwyn Jones of Llanwyrst taking Reserve.

Another significant competition at the 2016 Expo was the Young Farmers Open Stock, which we were delighted to see judged by our very own Commercial Director Laurie Ibbotson. After careful deliberation, Laurie awarded a tied first place, shared between
Alex Birch, of Bakewell YFC and Will Rogerson, from Newton Rigg College.

We were also pleased to see The Hereford Cattle Society awarded Best Large Breed Society Stand, and the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society take second place, and would like to extend our congratulations to both of these societies.  

Dovecote Park were delighted to support such a successful event, and were pleased to welcome our producers to our stand for refreshments and the opportunity to catch up with the team.