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Opportunities for Trade Exhibitors at Key Beef Industry Event

2nd December 2016

NBA Beef Expo is a true celebration of the strength of the great British Beef Industry and has now become one of the UK’s key annual events held on behalf of the industry, bringing together the very best British pedigree and commercial cattle.  Hosted by the National Beef Association (NBA), the 2017 event will take place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on Thursday 18th May.
Returning to the Midlands for the first time in many years, the 2017 NBA Beef Expo provides British breeders and producers with an excellent platform to showcase the quality of their cattle, and visitors can expect to see some of the finest examples of British breeding from all corners of the UK.  As the event will be the first of its kind post Brexit, there will undoubtedly be a focus on what this means for British farmers in terms of opportunities moving forward.
A major feature of the event is the National Commercial Cattle Show (NCCS) which will see farmers from the length and breadth of the UK showing the very best cattle from their herds, all hoping for a share of the overall prize fund.  
Alongside the NCCS, visitors have the opportunity to browse in the region of 120 commercial and educational trade exhibits, as well as specialist Breed Society stands.  NBA Beef Expo is a nucleus for knowledge sharing and networking.  Trade exhibitors will highlight, through displays and demonstrations, the latest industry trends and developments as well as nutrition and genetics.  Applications are now open for businesses, traders and breed societies wishing to attend the 2017 event.
Now a firmly established feature on the schedule at NBA Beef Expo is the Future Beef Farmer Challenge which was launched back in 2015 for beef farmers aged 36 and under.  Entrants can take part as an individual or as a team and the winner of each section is presented with a trophy.  The competition challenges entrants’ knowledge of the beef sector at both a practical and scientific level, which is fundamental to the future strength and success of the industry.
As in previous years, the highly anticipated farm tours will take place on Wednesday 17th May giving people the opportunity to gain an insight into how various beef enterprises are managed.  The NBA, as part of the event, will also be hosting a range of seminars and workshops held by various industry professionals.  
Chris Mallon, Chief Executive of the NBA commented:  “Plans for NBA Beef Expo 2017 are certainly in full swing and we are very much looking forward to welcoming farmers and exhibitors to the event in May.  Following the UK’s Brexit decision this year, this will be a key focus as we offer support and help British producers who may have concerns surrounding this.
“British beef is the best in the world with our farmers producing high-welfare, high quality meat, that is fully traceable, the National Beef Association is constantly working hard to engage with farmers and producers to drive the industry forward.  NBA Beef Expo provides an excellent platform for us to do just that.”
Trade stand applications forms are now available to complete online on the NBA Beef Expo website, www.beefexpo.co.uk, where further detailed information can also be found.