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Beef Expo 2015: A packed schedule at york auction centre


Don’t miss out on everything that is going on at this year’s Beef Expo. Be sure to look at the timetable and check out the FG stand!

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Event timetable

Wednesday, May 20


9.15am-4.05pm Farm tours to visit three east Yorkshire beef farms – JSR Farms, Wold Farm,

Bishop Wiliton; Millington Grange Estates, Millington; and Graeme and Patrick Stephenson, Londesborough Wold Farm, Market Weighton.


8pm Beef industry dinner for up to 500 guests in the Voltigeur Suite, York Race Course. After

dinner speaker - Jim Wight (son of James Alfred “Alf” Wight, known by the pen name James Herriot)


Thursday 21st May


9am Event opens to public at York Auction Centre


9am-10am Judging of best beef breed society, trade indoor and outdoor stands


9am-2pm Future Beef Farmer Challenge competition


9am-4pm National Spring Spectacular Show of cattle judging (Showring)


9am-5pm Trade stands and beef breed society stands open to public


9am-5pm Beef from the Dairy Herd and Organic Beef demonstrations area open to public


10am-10.20am Foot trimming workshop including video demonstration (Trade stand marquee) - Phil Alcock, Bishopton Vets, Yorkshire


10am-3.30pm Seminars and workshops- See separate timetable


10.30am-12.15pm Working machinery demonstrations (Grass paddock)


12.30am-12.50am Pneumonia prevention workshop (Trade stand marquee)


1.30pm-3.30pm Working machinery demonstrations (Grass paddock)


2pm-2.20pm Foot trimming workshop including video demonstration (Trade stand marquee)


3pm Future Farmers Challenge and Stockjudging competition’s award ceremony (Cattle sale ring)


3pm-3.30pm Pneumonia Prevention workshop (Trade stand marquee)


5pm Event closes to public

Seminar timetable - Cattle sale ring

11am-11.45am EID benefits the beef industry - Chairman: Mike Powley, beef farmer, Yorkshire. Panel: Robert Neill,

beef farmer, Scottish Borders; Robin Batchelor, managing director, Caisley Ear Tags; Chris Mallon, director, National Beef Association (NBA).


11am-12.30am Changing lifestyle of today’s consumer LOCATION. Speakers: Pearce Hughes, agricultural Manager, Asda; Leeds College students butchery competition and demonstration; Stephanie Moon, consultant chef, cookery demonstration with three beef dishes


12am-12.45am VIA - The future of grading. Chairman: John Hoskins, beef farmer, Dorset and NBA director. Panel: Adrian Ivory, beef farmer, Perthshire. Other speaker to be confirmed.


1pm-1.45pm Remote cattle management: Advances in cattle management. Chairman: James Evans, beef farmer, Shropshire and NBA director.


Panel: Jonathan Statham, Bishopton Vets; Mike Powley, beef farmer, Yorkshire


2pm-3.15pm Changing lifestyle of today’s consumer

Seminar series set to focus on new technology

Experts will be looking into their high-tech crystal balls and predicting how new technology will change the beef industry in the Beef Expo seminar series.


Three sessions will help farmers and processors understand what technology is currently on the market, what will be available in the near future and what is on the horizon in the long-term.



Topics include: ‘EID benefits the beef industry’, ‘VIA the future of grading’ and ‘Remote cattle management – advances in cattle management’.


Chair of the EID seminar is NBA Beef Expo 2015 committee member Mike Powley, Elm House Farm, York. Giving a flavour of the seminars, he says: “Technology is much more useable and affordable now than it has been in the past and we use it widely on-farm.


“However, most farmers are not aware of what technology can do for them. These seminars will demonstrate how technology can be integrated and how it can save time and money, and ultimately resolve problems.”


The format of the seminars presents a lively carousel of ideas and opinion on the three themes. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes for a presentation with a 15 minute Q&A session at the end.

Event map

Event map


  • Come and meet the Farmers Guardian team on stand 127 at Beef Expo to find out the very best subscription offers currently available. Plus all VIP members can also collect their complementary goody bag. We look forward to seeing you there.
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