29th & 30th July 2011 – Carlisle, Cumbria.
We were invited to attend and co sponsor the 40th Anniversary open show and auction for the British limousin cattle society at the weekend with John & Matthew attending the event on behalf of the firm. over 2000 people attended the auction and exhibition at Ridley’s Farm on friday, who rear and breed the pedigree limousin cattle that is the majority beef brand consumed in the UK with over 70% of sales being derived from the breed.
Numerous trades and professions were present and also delegates from around the globe had travelled to this prestigious event.
John has handled the insurances for the society since 1994 and was invited to present two awards at the national limousin show on saturday, which was held in the auction house in Carlisle being one of the largest livestock auctions in the UK.
This was the largest event in Europe for the breed in 2011 and was a great success, with ICIB having an exhibition stand that generated a lot of interest from people attending and those exhibiting as insurance costs are increasing, or service standards declining with more independent brokers selling out to national concerns and the personal handler moving on as part of the acqusition.
John & Matthew said “Having seen the considerable business that is derived and relies upon the agricultural and livestock sectors it is critical this industry receives more support within the UK, and something we should be supportive and proud of ”
John commented “it was an excellent weekend and we met a lot of good people and also potential clients. It was an honour to be invited and support the society after so many years in dealing with them. The organisation was excellent and we hope the event was a success for the society”
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