Wednesday 20th May and Thursday 21st May saw a 50 strong team of National Beef Association (NBA) Northern Ireland members descended on Yorkshire.
They enjoyed a tour of three key Yorkshire farming units, a reception with Adam Henson, the Beef Industry Dinner and Beef Expo at York Auction Mart the British Beef Industry’s red letter day.
This beef coach trip was organised by Stephen Heenan who farms 80 suckler cows and a herd of pedigree Charolais near Downpatrick.
Stephen sits on the NBA board and has been involved with the Association for seven years.
Talking about his highlights he said: “Yet again the Northern Ireland trip was a great success. Year on year we have a tremendous support from farmers wanting to experience and get an insight into pedigree and commercial cattle enterprises, and how they operate their businesses which we get to see on the farm tours.
“The real highlight of the trip was of course the Expo itself on the Thursday. It was a foregone conclusion by all who attended that this by far the biggest and the best Beef Expo Event that we have attended, and a big congratulation must go to York Auction Centre.”