THE 2022 NBA Beef Expo will return to the farming calendar next year, taking a new weekend format in a bid to make the event more accessible to visitors.

The largest technical beef event in the UK will take place at Darlington Farmers Auction Market’s new state-of-the-art centre on Saturday, May 28 2022, after a two-year break due to pandemic.

Bringing together the very best in British commercial and pedigree cattle, equipment, ground-breaking developments and show classes for everyone involved in the industry, NBA Beef Expo is a celebration and exploration of everything British Beef has to offer.

“The NBA is delighted to be able to hold its flagship event at the new auction, business and conference centre, and we’re delighted to be face-to-face with key industry organisations, businesses, producers and NBA members after a two-year hiatus,” explains NBA Chief Executive Neil Shand.

“We hope the Saturday event, due to working around busy market days, will mean more visitors will be able to attend and benefit from the event.”

Scott Ferrie, Head of Primestock Sales at Darlington Farmers Auction Market, adds, “The event in 2022 will be made even more special because, due to Covid -19, the brand new facilities did not get the opening ceremony we hoped for.

“Beef Expo will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase Humbleton Park to the beef industry and we ensure a terrific North East welcome to each and all.”

Drawing in 5,000 beef farmers annually, the NBA Beef Expo is considered a major showcase for pedigree and commercial breed societies who want to promote the quality of their cattle.

The event will also host the National Commercial Cattle Show and the South Devon Performance Championships, the judges for which will be announced soon.