On Friday 31 October our resident calf Finlay and members of the David Allen team visited the 2014 Agri-Expo. The event was held at Harrison and Hetherington, Carlisle, with thousands attending from across the country to see the variety of stock and trade stands while enjoying the uncharacteristically warm temperatures of up to 20 degrees (the warmest Halloween in years)!
We were proud to once again sponsor the Agri-Expo Stockman of the Year. At David Allen we believe in inspiring and supporting the future generations of the farming community and the Stockman of the Year award is a great recognition of some of our promising future farming specialists. This year’s winner of the Junior category was Holly Bowness of Aspatria with Kirsty Smith of Hethersgill coming in second place. The winner of the Senior category was Rachel Harrison of Clitheroe (picture courtesy of Robert Smith) and runner up was Issy Hartley of Lancaster.
This year we had a spooky Halloween theme at the David Allen stand. We enjoyed asking people to guess whether we had tricks or treats hidden in our feed buckets in our “Feel the Fodder” competition – thank you to so many people for trusting that there wasn’t anything too nasty in our buckets and taking part! We are happy to announce the winner of our luxury hamper and free ‘Will’ voucher was Stuart Hird of Brocklebank, Wigton.
For those of you still puzzling over what we had hidden in the buckets, the wait is over… we had hidden:
– rubber castrating rings
– calf milk (powdered)
– maize silage
Managing Partner, David Allen, commented “This was the busiest Expo to date and the H&H Group have once again put on an amazing event. It’s great to be able to catch up with our clients and contacts in the agricultural industry and I would like to thank everyone who came along to see us on our stand. We are proud to support the Agri-Expo and are committed to supporting the agricultural community both locally and further afield.”
I look forward to next year’s event and the upcoming Dairy Expo in March of next year.