Deadline for the National Commercial Cattle Show entries draws near

30th March 2017

Plans for this year’s flagship beef event, National Beef Association’s Beef Expo 2017, are in full swing and entries for the National Commercial Cattle Show (NCCS) are arriving thick and fast. There are a total of 11 cattle classes in the competition, with four championships and a supreme championship, and include classes for Native, Continental, British Blue and Limousin-sired steers and heifers. Also part of the schedule are Baby steer and heifer classes, as well as the ever popular Young Handlers class.

Taking place in the heart of the Midlands at NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on Thursday 18th May 2017, NBA Beef Expo brings together the highest quality commercial British Beef cattle from the length and breadth of the UK, all looking to take home a share of the £5000 prize pot.

Chris Mallon, Chief Executive of the NBA said: “We are delighted to be bring this year’s NBA Beef Expo to the NAEC in Warwickshire and are expecting to see a fantastic line-up of cattle across all classes in the Commercial Cattle Show. This event really is a true celebration of the British Beef industry and the NCCS really does highlight the quality of breeding here in the UK. We are pleased to offer visitors the opportunity to see some of the very best cattle in the industry. The number of livestock entries we have received already this year is testament to the popularity of NBA Beef Expo, and also to the hard work of the show organiser - Julie Sedgewick and her team.”

The winner of each class will be awarded £100, with section champions also receiving £100, and reserve £50. The Supreme Champion will walk away with a prize of £500, and reserve £250, whilst the Baby Beef Champion will receive £200 and reserve, £100. All Championship prizes are generously sponsored by Crystalyx.

Judging at the Show are two highly successful beef industry stalwarts who are renowned for their pedigree and commercial cattle. Colin Phillips from Herefordshire will judge the Native and Continental classes together with the Supreme championships, whilst the Baby Beef classes, Baby Championship and Young Handlers will be judged by Mark Hallam from Derbyshire.

Full details of classes and an entry form are available to download from the NBA Beef Expo website and the deadline for entries is Monday 10th April 2017.

NBA Beef Expo is an excellent platform for knowledge sharing, exchanging ideas and discussing the latest industry trends and developments. Visitors also have the opportunity to explore the abundance of trade exhibitors displaying everything from nutrition and genetics to cattle management systems and machinery and equipment. NBA Beef Expo is held at a different venue each year and the show attracts visitors from around the UK and abroad. It plays a key role in raising the profile of the UK’s beef breeding and production both domestically and internationally.