UK Dairy Expo 2021 postponed

By Jim Cornall

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Organizers hope the event can be held later in the year.
Organizers hope the event can be held later in the year.

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Harrison & Hetherington, organizers of the Borderway UK Dairy Expo, have postponed the event scheduled to take place in March 2021.

The Borderway UK Dairy Expo in 2020 took place in March, in Cumbria, despite coronavirus concerns, but Harrison & Hetherington said the 2021 event would not be able to operate safely under the present guidelines concerning mass gatherings and social distancing.

David Pritchard, joint managing director of Harrison & Hetherington, said, “The 2021 event would have been our 10th showcase, so naturally it is with deep regret that we have a had to postpone the showcase. These are incredibly challenging times and though we have tried to come up with solutions which would adhere to the current guidelines, there would still be risks even with a scaled-down event.

“Though our 2020 Expo was down in numbers attending on recent years, the day was still a tremendous success and we were thrilled by the enthusiasm of our visitors, globally renowned judges, sponsors, and exhibitors. We receive incredible support each year from the dairy industry, and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Borderway and we are at present hopeful that we may celebrate our 10th UK Dairy Expo later in 2021.”

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