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Agri-Expo 2015



Posted: November 2nd, 2015

David Allen were once again proud to support and attend the Borderway Agri-Expo.  Based at Harrison and Hetherington in Carlisle the annual event attracts visitors from across the UK and is a favourite in the agricultural calendar for young and old alike.

Some of the best stock in the UK is showcased during the event and we were delighted to sponsor the Agri-Expo Young Judges which gave some of the up-and-coming agricultural talent the opportunity to take part in some stock judging on the day.  We believe in supporting the next generation of agriculture and were very proud to present the first place rosettes to Joe Wales for the junior category (those aged 16 and under) and to Joanne Ridley for the senior category (judges aged 16 – 26).  Congratulations to you both and well done to everyone who took part.

Our team was made up of representatives from across the David Allen group of businesses with colleagues from AgriBusiness, David Allen Financial Services and David Allen Recovery Solutions joining us throughout the day.  As ever we had a great time catching up with old faces and meeting new ones (and all while enjoying some cake and lots of cuppa’s to keep us warm!).

Our luxury hamper was once again on offer to the person who could correctly answer the question posed in our competition.  This year we asked our attendees to tell us how many pellets of cow cake we had counted into our jar (and what a range of different answers we received!).  I am happy to announce that there were 3,227 pieces of cake in the jar – congratulations to Will Horsley of Catterlen, Penrith who had the nearest guess of 3,240, your hamper prize is on its way to you.

We are continually proud to be a part of our local agricultural community and events such as Agri-Expo give us the opportunity to not only support, but spend more time with our clients and contacts in the agricultural industry.  I would like to congratulate all at Harrison and Hetherington for putting on such a great event and also thank everyone who came along to see us on our stand, our team are already looking forward to Dairy Expo 2016!

Michael Peile