The National Beef Association (NBA) has announced that the 2016 NBA Beef Expo will be held at The Agricultural Business Centre and home of Bakewell Market, 15 years after the expo was last held in the area.
The annual highlight of the beef industry calendar is due to take place on Friday 20th May, with organisers looking to build upon the huge success of last year’s event in York. Bringing together the very best in British commercial and pedigree cattle, equipment, ground-breaking developments, and show classes for everyone involved in the industry, NBA Beef Expo is a celebration and exploration of everything British Beef has to offer.
“It is an honour to be hosting the NBA Beef Expo at Bakewell in the Peak District National Park, which will provide a wonderful setting for the event. It is predominantly a suckler beef area with most animals sold as suckled calves or stronger stores.”Alastair Sneddon, managing partner at Bagshaws and chairman of the 2016 NBA Beef Expo
Holding the event in Bakewell once again proves the importance of the area to the industry. Alastair Sneddon, managing partner at Bagshaws and chairman of the 2016 NBA Beef Expo said: “It is an honour to be hosting the NBA Beef Expo at Bakewell in the Peak District National Park, which will provide a wonderful setting for the event. It is predominantly a suckler beef area with most animals sold as suckled calves or stronger stores. There is also some beef produced from the limited number of dairy herds in the region. Bakewell market attracts buyers from all over the country, who are well aware of the quality of stock on offer at the weekly and special sales, with stores outnumbering finished animals by a significant margin.”
The NBA Beef Expo is considered a major showcase for pedigree and commercial breed societies which want to promote the quality of their cattle. Thanks to this, the NBA Beef Expo displays some of the finest examples of British breeding anywhere in the UK. Farmers, exhibitors, agricultural companies and interested members of the public also use the annual event to network, do business and share knowledge, as well as seeing the crème de la crème of British beef cattle.
Chris Mallon, NBA chief executive said: “Returning to the Peak District for the 2016 NBA Beef Expo is very exciting for us. Last year was our biggest expo to date and we are looking to expand on that next year. The Agricultural Business Centre is in the centre of town so we are really looking to generate a strong community response to the event. A vital part of our mission for the NBA is educating the consumer so by hosting the event at Bakewell we hope to encourage members of the public to come along and see what the beef industry is all about.”
Over the years the NBA Beef Expo has become a highlight in the beef farming calendar. Representing all the industry has to offer in terms of new developments, breeding expertise and celebrating the work of all beef farmers across the UK regardless of breed or method. The event attracts experts and industry leaders looking to educate both the farming community and the public, encouraging respect and innovation from all corners of the market.