A LEADING auctioneer has launched a new website portal to give exhibitors and visitors advance access to information for a livestock event in the autumn.

This year’s Carlisle’s Borderway Agri Expo has been given the green light to go head on Friday, October 29.

To give visitors and exhibitors virtual access in advance to everything but the day itself, Harrison & Hetherington, organisers of Borderway Agri Expo, have launched a new website portal.

Exhibitors can download all livestock exhibitor, trade stand and sponsorship packs, and upload details electronically. As Covid-19 precautions will still be a part of our lives, visitors are also required to register their attendance in advance for tracking purposes.

With almost 100 livestock classes, five breed society shows, a trade showcase with more than 150 stands and live demonstrations, the return to normal of Borderway Agri Expo will be a welcome livestock event for 2021.

Scott Donaldson, Harrison & Hetherington’s managing director, said: “A website is often seen as an add-on, though the new Borderway Agri Expo portal is certainly not.

"It will be key to ensuring everyone’s safe access, as well as keeping people up-to-date on information as to what they will be able to see and experience. In launching a new portal, we are simplifying the processes for everyone and, of course, at the same time, helping the environment by not using excessive and unnecessary print materials.”

Showcasing some of the very best beef cattle and sheep from all corners of the UK, Borderway Agri-Expo is now in its 14th year.

Scott said: "This is a very important event for the livestock industry and agri-businesses, which over the years, has grown from strength to strength and we do not want to lose momentum.

"The livestock shows, sheep, cattle and pedigree exhibitions gives the opportunity for people to see what I believe is some of the very best livestock in the world.

"Like so many others, last year’s cancellation was a huge disappointment, and we are absolutely delighted that this year the show can go ahead.

“Already from the feedback we have received from our exhibitors, stand holders and sponsors, many people are very keen to be involved once again. Now with this portal launch, they can officially book their place and save the date!”

For more information on Borderway Agri-Expo, visit borderwayagriexpo.uk.