The National Beef Association has announced its 2019 Beef Expo will be held on Thursday, May 23.

This year will see the exhibition head north to the J36 Rural Auction Centre in Kendal.

Farmers, exhibitors, agricultural companies and interested members of the public use the annual event to network, do business and share knowledge.

Over the years, the NBA Beef Expo has become a highlight in the beef farming calendar, representing all the industry has to offer in terms of new developments, breeding expertise and celebrating the work of all beef farmers across the UK regardless of breed or method.

The event attracts experts and industry leaders looking to educate both the farming community and the public, encouraging respect and innovation from all corners of the market.

The Beef Expo also displays some of the finest examples of British breeding anywhere in the UK. More than 20 breed society displays will showcase the pedigree sectors advances in genetics.

The show, which is the largest technical beef event in the UK, will encompass the entirety of the beef industry with over 120 indoor and outdoor trade stands and demonstrations, covering nutrition, genetics, machinery and technologies, highlighting the strength and progression of the industry.

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Event organiser Katie Pearson said: “We are delighted to be able to host our event at North West Auctions this year. The state-of-the-art mart facilities are superb and a perfect backdrop for what is set to be one of our largest Beef Expo’s to date.”

Visitors will be invited to join the NBA for a day of Beef Expo farm tours on Wednesday, May 22, giving guests the opportunity to view three exceptional beef farms from across the region.

The visits have proved popular and have sold out for the last four years - early booking is highly recommended. The farm tours will be followed by the Beef Expo Industry Dinner.

Online applications are now open for trade stands, breed societies, cattle exhibitors and visitors wishing to attend the event.