Dovecote Park at 2017 Beef Expo

We were pleased to take part in the 2017 NBA Beef Expo on Thursday 18th May, where several members of the Dovecote Park livestock team travelled to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire to represent the business at one of the industry's leading events.

Thursday 18th May saw several members of the Dovecote Park Livestock team attend the annual National Beef Association Beef Expo, held this year at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Described as ‘the number one showcase for the British beef sector’, the Beef Expo is one of the most important events on the calendar for the British beef sector, and Dovecote Park were proud to be a part of it once again.

We were among over 120 companies – including processors, manufacturers, universities and traders - who exhibited at the event, along with representatives from a number of breed societies.

The preceding evening saw 320 guests attend the Beef Industry Dinner at Warwick Hall, a superb event which we were delighted to provide our own Aberdeen Angus beef for.

This years dinner was chaired by John Bell, a longstanding NBA member and chairman of the NBA Midlands Region, with entertainment provided by renowned after-dinner speaker and lifelong farmer Peter Slack.

We were pleased to see a number of our producers in attendance, and were happy to provide our regular stand as a spot for producers to relax and to catch up with us and one another.

This year’s Expo included working machinery demonstrations from Harbro and seminars on topics ranging from liver fluke in cattle to the future of beef genetics, with experts including nutritionists, veterinarians and NBA officials present from across the agricultural industry.

For a great many attendees, the highlight of the Expo was the Commercial Cattle Show, with over 110 animals entered, which was judged this year by Colin Philips of the Batch, Herefordshire.

BE Williams took home the overall Supreme Champion prize with Monty, a Limousin steer, whilst Cheeky Girl, a Limousin cross heifer owned by JM and SM Rowlands took home both Reserve Champion and Champion Heifer. The Future Farmer Challenge, now in its third year, was won this year by Richard Gardiner and his students from Newton Rigg College

Dovecote Park are pleased to have once again been part of a successful Beef Expo – special thanks go to our Livestock team for their hard work in organising and staffing our stand.