The Livestock Event 2015 will be held at The NEC, Birmingham on 8 and 9 July, calendar dates which fit with the pattern of summer agricultural events.
Organiser, RABDF Events has rescheduled the event from the first to the second Wednesday and Thursday in the month for 2015 which will enable more dairy, beef and sheep exhibitors to attend and in turn respond to visitors’ interests – an independent survey at the 2014 event indicated 27% wanted to see more livestock.
The announcement also cements the dates in the July show calendar for future years, following on from the highly successful 2014 event which attracted 17,000 visitors, up 6% on the previous year. Thereafter, for 2016 to 2019, the Livestock Event will return to the first Wednesday and Thursday in July.
RABDF chief executive, Nick Everington commented: “We want to offer both trade and livestock exhibitors every opportunity to attend the Livestock Event as it continues to grow and develop, consequently rescheduling in 2015 to the second week in July and bringing it in to line with other agricultural events, is the sensible decision to take.”
He adds: “We have many new ideas we are working on for future years and announcing forward dates allows better planning for all involved. We look forward to welcoming all livestock farmers and their suppliers to next year’s Livestock Event on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July.”