UK Dairy Expo 2023
Largest Expo event in the UK dairy industry, showcasing the best quality dairy cattle.
Dates for your 2023 diary: 10th & 11th March 2023.
Borderway UK Dairy Expo returns on Friday 10th & Saturday 11th March 2023. This annual Expo is held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle and has become a key industry event for dairy farmers across the UK and Europe; regularly seeing in the region of 7,000 visitors, it is now one of the greatest events of its kind.
UK Borderway Dairy Expo prides itself as one of the key calendar dates in the dairy industry. It acts as a shop window for breeders and producers and brings together some of the UK’s finest dairy stock. Alongside this, it is also a trade event where businesses within the industry showcase the latest research, developments and innovative technology.
In addition to the livestock classes, the day’s programme will also include Breed Society shows, the John Dennison Lifetime Achievement award, a next generation schools programme and various demonstrations.
Getting to Dairy Expo
Whether you are coming to Borderway UK Dairy Expo for the day or intend to stay in the area for a bit longer.. the following information will help plan your trip.
Mark Holliday, Sales Specialist and Marketing Manager from Carrs Billington both an exhibitor and sponsor of the event in Carlisle, commented: “Borderway UK Dairy Expo really is a tremendous show of dairy cattle, one of the best in the country. It is a very important part of the UK showing calendar, and from a business side it is a good time to have a show. This time of year, as we are going forward to spring and talking about the summer grazing, a lot of people on the stand expressed interest in the Grassland products. People visit the Dairy Expo from a very wide geographical area, including Northern Ireland which makes for a very busy day."
Judging the Coloured Breed classes was Canadian Holstein breeder, Blair Weeks from Prince Edward Island. This was Blair’s first visit to the UK and was undoubtedly memorable: “I was delighted to be invited to the UK to judge at UK Dairy Expo. It has been a great experience and the quality of cattle in all classes has been second to none; any of these cows could go on to compete anywhere in the world. I would also like to thank Harrison and Hetherington for their hospitality and providing such a great atmosphere.”
Sue Cope, Chief Executive of Holstein UK: “UK Dairy Expo is a really important show to us, it’s great for business, it’s great to meet and greet all of our members at this fantastic time of the year. It is the right time of the year to do business with dairy farmers.”
Jill Hetherington of JP Payrolls commented: “UK Dairy Expo has been a great networking event. I have met many farmers and other business owners and it really is all about getting involved, getting your name out there and making contacts and this is an ideal event to do so.”
Commenting on his choice of champion, Holstein Judge, Michael Heath from Maryland America, commented: “The depth of the show demonstrated a high calibre, with the top end being at an exceptional level."