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Mike, Jane and Charlie Wills will be opening the gates to their immaculate finishing unit. A model arable and AFU, finishing 1300 head of high conformation

limousine type stores on home mixed TMR rations. All stores are bought from markets across the country and sold weekly though the market in Selby. Mikes eye

for quality cattle combined with Jane and Charlies attention to detail and numbers makes for a fantastic team producing consistent top quality cattle.

Finally, John Bell, founder of Berryfields Farm and Berrystock feeds will be promoting the benefits of an integrated beef supply chain. While walking around

this impressive 3000 head finishing unit, visitors will be able to view a complete supply chain taking dairy bred calves supplied by Meadow Quality, feeding

specialised UFAS accredited feeds produced by Berrystock feeds, to produce uniform finished cattle ready to be sold direct to Dunbia supplying both the Co-op

and Llidl. A modern and efficient system which embraces cooperation to produce a uniform product to feed the masses.

Commenting on the event Stephen Heenan, NBA (NI) Board Member and tour organiser said: “I am very much looking forward to this year’s annual visit to the Beef

Expo. The event is a fantastic opportunity for our farmers to view some of the best beef farms the UK has to offer, and take home ideas to apply within their own

enterprises. The Beef Expo show day never fails to impress, and is a brilliant opportunity to network, and learn of all the latest technology’s the industry has to

offer”

The trip will finish with a day at the NBAs annual Beef Expo. This year’s event will include the NBA National Commercial Cattle Show, breed societies, educational

and trade stands, demons, seminars and for the first time the South Devons’ Technical Show. With something for everyone the event acts as a key networking

opportunity for everyone with an interest in the beef industry and showcases the Best of British Beef.