Two National Cattle Shows @ Beef Expo 2018. Main show ring. 10.00 AM
Over £6000 of prize money up for grabs in this years Commercial Cattle Show.
As always, the championships will showcase the very best of Commercial Cattle from accross the UK. Judging the Native and Continental classes and the Supreme championships will be Neil Slack, previous supreme champion winner at Hexham Beef Expo. Michael Alford of Foxhill pedigree Limousins, a renowned exhibitor and judge of commercial cattle across the UK, will be judging the Baby Beef classes, Baby Championship and Young Handlers classes.
Commenting on the show Julie Sedgwick, cattle show organiser “We look forward to bringing the NCCS to Shrewsbury this year. Both judges are very well respected and have won major championships at national commercial cattle shows in Great Britain a great asset to the show”
The Championships are kindly sponsored by Caltech Crystalx. For Class sponsors please visit our sponsors page.
SOUTH DEVONS PERFORMANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Main show ring 3.00pm
This is the fourth year that the South Devon Herd Book Society is holding Performance Championships in which performance recording breeders from across the country are invited to compete. This technical event is a showcase for Breedplan performance recording South Devon herds, to highlight the importance of Estimated Breeding Values as a tool for breeding selection. This year’s Championships are being held again within the National Beef Association’s Beef Expo at Shrewsbury, and the Society is very grateful to the NBA for providing this venue and for their welcome.
Each class will be judged on inspection of the animals, and on their performance (Quality Beef Index for each bull and Suckler Replacement Index for each female) and will be placed accordingly. From these winners will be selected the Male, Female and Breed Champions.
Beef Farmer Competition
The Beef Farmer Competition is to make its debut at this year’s Beef Up Your Future Beef Expo. The competition will be open to all visitors and has excellent range of prizes worth over £750 up for grabs!
First prize includes a F200 grass plate meter kindly donated by Agricultural Supply Services, the perfect tool for maximising grass utilisation on farm.Farmers will have 1hr to answer questions hosted on stands throughout the show including questions on carcass judging, health, EBVs, calf management and a guess the weight of the animal. There will also be a section of prizes for entrants under 25 years old – A great chance for the next generation of farmers to take on family members and see if young farmers can beat the old hands.
To enter simply head to the NBA stand (87) at the Beef Expo on Friday 25th to be set off on the 1 hr challenge by one of our Midlands NBA Committee representatives!
The NBA would like to thank the competition stand hosts Dunbia, Simmental Cattle Society, Meadow Quality, Caltech, AHDB, Boehringer and XL Vets for their contribution to the competition and Agricultural Supply Services for their kind donation.