Another successful Borderway Agri Expo celebrated true British agriculture hosted by Harrison and Hetherington, in Carlisle.

For the first time ever, the event was livestreamed with a trio of guest commentators – Libby Clarke and Andy Frazier presenting the commercial cattle classes, and Scott Brown presenting the sheep section.

Also new this year was a vlogging competition to encourage the next generation to get involved in promoting British agriculture.

Open to individuals 18 years or under, this inaugural competition was won by 12-year-old, Honor Graham from Midtown Farm, Dumfries and Galloway. Judge Will Roobottom, who is the face of Cowley Hill Farm was blown away by Honor’s confidence and ability to interact with her audience.

As part of her prize, Honor was given the opportunity to film a vlog alongside Will at Agri Expo. Runner up was 14-year old Georgia Silvester from Staffordshire.

Speaking after the event, H&H Group Chief Executive, Richard Rankin, said: “The 2022 Borderway Agri Expo has been a spectacular showcase of British agriculture and we are exceptionally proud to be able to deliver this event. It has always been our aim to represent everyone within the industry, and I believe that with such a full and varied programme we achieved this.

“It’s wonderful to be able to bring together so many people from all sectors of the industry and work collaboratively to promote the strength and innovation of farming in the UK.”

The H&H Land and Estates seminar series returned after its successful launch last year to a packed ring both seminars included a question-and-answer session which provoked some very interesting questions on live exports, future payment schemes, food security and challenges faced by the next generation within the agricultural industry.

To test the skills, knowledge, and capabilities of the progressive livestock farmer the David Allen Stockperson of the Year Award saw pairs of Young Farmers Club members battle it out across three classes. This year’s winning duo were Chloe Brough and Macey Rumney; followed by Sophie Mitchell and Katie Bell, and taking third place was Rosie Winter and Joe Pattinson.

There were 140 trade stands representing all aspects of the agri industry, judged by Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Claire Hensman, the best breeds stand was awarded to the British Wagyu; G Shepherd Animal Health scooped overall best indoor stand and Carrs Billington the best outdoor stand.

In concluding, H&H Managing Director, Scott Donaldson said: “This year we reached a new milestone with our 15th event and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support.

“Agri Expo has gone from strength to strength over the years and the sheer volume of people through the doors, and the quality of livestock exhibited, is testament to that."