As the end of this month will see this year's edition of the Borderway Agri Expo, we decided to look back on one of its best years, 2014, in our photo archive.

Borderway Agri Expo is one of the largest events in the UK agricultural industry, showcasing the best quality beef cattle and sheep, the latest developments in farming practice, breeding, genetics, machinery, equipment, technology, environmental issues, livestock marketing and export opportunities.

It is now known to be a true celebration of the very best British Livestock, and the farmers, breeders and stockmen who look after them.

On Friday 31st October, 2014, Borderway Agri- Expo, held at Carlisle, attracted the crème de la crème of livestock from across the UK, with more entries, special breeds, trade stands than ever, and in the region of well in excess of 12,000 spectators – including one very special visitor - His Grace, the Duke of Westminster.

The event attracted 880 livestock entries, 165 trade stands and exhibitors from the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and was also the platform for 6 Breed Society Shows.

The measure of success is reflected in the increasing numbers who flock to the event – requiring an even larger overspill car park in 2014.

Organised by Harrison & Hetherington and sponsored by Carrs Billington Agriculture, Cogent Breeding, Farmers Guardian, Lloyds Bank, W M Morrison’s PLC, and Norbrook Laboratories this is undoubtedly one of the leading, and one of the largest of the UK's winter livestock shows.

His Grace the Duke of Westminster is one of the UK’s leading farmers and was delighted to be invited to attend the Expo and spent some hours visiting the show rings and stands of the exhibitors.

In the National Suckled Calf and Primestock Show there were 26 classes and 20 continental and traditional classes in the The National Prime Sheep Show.

In the sheep section, this year a new class has been introduced: for "A Single Lamb, from any breed not shown in any other class”.