Livestock 2014: Free coach service to Livestock Event expanded

The free coach travel scheme to this year’s Livestock Event is being expanded in its second year, giving improved coverage across England and Wales.


Organiser RABDF Events, supported by the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA), is offering free coach travel to the NEC, Birmingham, on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 July from 34 auction marts throughout England and Wales on the purchase of an online admission ticket for £20 – the same as the gate price.


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LAA executive secretary Chris Dodds says that following last year’s successful first-time venture the association is once again teaming up with RABDF to offer a departure venue for free coach travel to the event.


“It’s an offer which provides farmers with the opportunity to visit and enjoy the event without the worry and cost of trying to arrange their own transport, by being picked up from and dropped back at their local auction mart.”


“We have increased both the number of departure points and coaches by 50% this year to give even better coverage of the main livestock areas,” says RABDF chief executive Nick Everington.


“The additional coaches will cover the expected increased interest from beef and sheep farmers, together with regional breed societies, grassland, discussion and buying groups.”


He adds that more coaches will also run on the second day of the event to allow farmers quality time to speak with exhibitors.


“Coaches save on expensive diesel, allowing some relief cover so farmers can get away for the day and they are also a cost-effective way to allow herd managers and stockmen to visit the event.”


For full details of departure points and how to book, see www.livestockevent.co.uk


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