One of the country’s most successful cattle breeders, Pearse McNamee, is one of three judges confirmed for the 17th Borderway Agri Expo 2023, which will take place in Borderway, Carlisle, on Friday, October 27th.
The County Donegal native, who is a renowned seller of top-priced show cattle, including a €12,200 heifer at Carrick Winter Fair in 2022, will officiate as judge for baby beef classes.
He breeds pedigree Limousin and commercial show cattle, calves and embryos and has several champions at agricultural shows, including Tullamore National Livestock Show and took the overall champion silverware with a home-bred Limousin heifer at Agri Expo in 2018.
Speaking ahead of this year’s event, he said: “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,” he remarked.
Joining McNamee on the judging panel will be farmer and breeder, Gwyn Edwards, from north Wales, who will oversee the main cattle classes and noted sheep breeder, John Sinnett, will be at the helm of the sheep rings.
Borderway Agri Expo
Borderway Agri Expo has established a reputation for attracting the highest quality of livestock to compete in cattle and sheep classes that will be live-streamed to an audience of thousands across the world.
The event 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.
It 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.
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