Four beef breeds will be staging major national fixtures at Livestock Event, the UK’s largest event within the sector, to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July.
British Blue and Charolais societies have each confirmed they will be holding their national shows, Aberdeen Angus will be staging its junior national show and the South Devon Herd Book Society will be launching its inaugural performance championship. A total of 210 stall places will be available in the Livestock Hall.
In addition, the British Charolais Cattle Society will be staging it Young Breeders’ Stock Judging Competition.
Returning for the third year, British Charolais Cattle Society’s David Benson commented: “The NEC offers a first class facility in a prime location and the support to exhibitors from the stewards is second to none. This event is well supported by farmers. In fact at last year’s event there were more farmers around the judging ring and came to talk to breeders in the lines afterwards than any of the summer shows.”
Livestock Event director, Matt Knight said: “We are delighted to see the return of three breed societies who have each committed to holding their showcase fixtures at Livestock Event whilst we welcome for the first time the South Devon Herd Book Society.
“We have taken into account the responses to the 2014 Livestock Event’s visitor survey in which one third of the respondees indicated they would like to see more livestock by expanding the beef section with one new breed as well as consolidating our existing exhibiting societies who continue to provide very positive feedback. The Livestock Hall which already forms the hub of the event, will provide an opportunity for each show to continue to raise its breed profile and build success.”