A LEADING livestock auctioneer has launched a new website portal to give visitors and exhibitors virtual access in advance to a leading winter showcase due to take place in the autumn.

Unlike so many other large-scale events across the country, this year’s Carlisle’s Borderway Agri Expo has been given the green light to go ahead on Friday, October 29.

With the launch of the website portal by organisers, Harrison & Hetherington, exhibitors can download all livestock exhibitor, trade stand and sponsorship packs, and upload details electronically.

With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, visitors are also required to register their attendance in advance for tracking purposes.

The team behind the event are already planning the detailed program and features for this year, and the new website will provide all vital information and updates. This will include the newly introduced requirements for registration.

With almost 100 livestock classes, five breed society shows, a trade showcase with over 150 stands and live demonstrations, the return to normal of Borderway Agri Expo will be a red-letter day in the farming calendar.

Scott Donaldson, Harrison & Hetherington’s Managing Director, highlights the importance of the dedicated new website.“A website is often seen as an add-on, though the new Borderway Agri Expo portal is certainly not. It will be key to ensuring everyone’s safe access, as well as keeping people up to date on information as to what they will be able to see and experience. In launching a new portal, we are simplifying the processes for everyone, and of course at the same time, helping the environment by not using excessive and unnecessary print materials.

Showcasing some of the very best beef cattle and sheep from all corners of the event , now in its 14th year, has become one of Great Britain’s largest and most prestigious winter livestock events.

Scott added: “This is a very important event for the livestock industry and agri-businesses, which over the years, has grown from strength to strength and we do not want to lose momentum. The livestock shows, sheep, cattle and pedigree exhibitions gives the opportunity for people to see what I believe is some of the very best livestock in the world. Like so many others, last year’s cancellation was a huge disappointment.”