Next year’s Livestock Event is being held a week later in July, to fit in with the pattern of summer agricultural events.

Organiser RABDF Events has rescheduled the event from the first to the second Wednesday and Thursday in July 2015, now being held on 8 and 9 July at The NEC, Birmingham.

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RABDF believes this will enable more dairy, beef and sheep exhibitors to attend and in turn respond to visitors’ interests – an independent survey at the 2014 event indicated 27% wanted to see more livestock.

RABDF chief executive Nick Everington said: “We want to offer both trade and livestock exhibitors every opportunity to attend the Livestock Event as it continues to grow and develop.

“Consequently, rescheduling in 2015 to the second week in July, bringing it in line with other agricultural events, is the sensible decision to take.”

The announcement also cements the dates in the July show calendar for future years. Thereafter, for 2016 to 2019, the Livestock Event will return to the first Wednesday and Thursday in July.