HARRISON & Hetherington is delighted to announce an outstanding line-up of judges for its 17th Borderway Agri Expo, which will take place on Friday, October 27, including Donegal farmer Pearse McNamee.
Borderway Agri Expo has established a reputation for attracting the highest quality of livestock to compete in cattle and sheep classes that will be livestreamed to an audience of thousands across the world.
This year’s judges are all specialist in their field and together bring with them decades of knowledge and breeding expertise.
Judging the main cattle classes is farmer and breeder Gwyn Edwards, from north Wales. Travelling from Donegal to judge the Baby Beef classes is Pearse McNamee and the sheep classes will be judged by noted sheep breeder John Sinnett.
Borderway Agri Expo has become one of the most important showcases of British livestock breeding excellence, and a vital platform for sharing the latest developments, ideas and advice in the livestock and wider agricultural industries. The event celebrates the best of cattle and sheep breeds, champions of the industry and future stars. It provides a platform for the promotion of the UK’s full range of commercial breeds, for new technology and innovation, products and professional services.
Above all, the spotlight at Agri Expo will be focused on the show rings, and on the judges who will shoulder the responsibility for choosing the best of the best in the ultra-competitive Cattle, Baby Beef, and Sheep classes.
Baby Beef will be judged by Pearse McNamee, one of Ireland’s most successful and respected producers of pedigree Limousin and Commercial show cattle, calves and embryos.
A regular seller of top priced show cattle, he has won and bred champion calf five times and reserve twice at Tullamore National Livestock Show since 2012. Pearse has also supported Agri Expo every year from its inception and in 2018 he took Reserve Overall Champion with a home-bred Limousin heifer.
“It is without doubt the best show of commercial cattle in the UK and Ireland. Agri Expo has set a benchmark where the best of the very best are on show for all to see, and I am over the moon to have been invited to judge the ‘Baby Beef’. I will be looking for something with style, correctness, show quality, a good head and legs, and lots of character! It will be a challenge, but I am looking forward to it.”
n Further details will be updated regularly on the event’s dedicated website: www.borderwayagriexpo.uk
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