The enthusiasm of livestock producers from across the country and their aspirations to claim a coveted prize at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair is once again reflected in the strength of the entries for next month’s event.
This will be the 24th Winter Fair, regarded as the leading prime stock show in the UK, and nearly 1250 cattle, sheep, pigs and horses, as well as 153 entries in the lamb carcass competitions, will be on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, on December 2 and 3.
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The recent warning by the British Poultry Council – the voice of the poultry industry – that the country will soon be unable to produce enough UK-reared chickens to satisfy consumer demand unless the planning process for new poultry farms is accelerated, will be of little concern to exhibitors at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair Poultry Show.
We eat 2.2 million chickens a day, 70 per cent of them reared in the UK, and there are some large scale producers in Wales. But the commercial side of the poultry business is far removed from the world of showing poultry, an exciting and rewarding hobby pursued by many poultry fanciers around the country.
Ingenuity, flair and a deft touch are just some of the skills required by the competitors in the Royal Welsh Winter Fair handicrafts classes, not to mention the ability to create mouth-watering savouries and confections to set before the judges in the cookery section at the Fair which runs for two days at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, on December 2 and 3.Read more
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A North Wales farmer who has won international fame as a breeder and handler of sheepdogs has been made an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies.
Aled Owen of Tynant, Corwen, has represented Wales 34 times at the International Sheepdog Trials against England, Scotland and Ireland. He has won the Welsh National Championship on three occasions, the Individual Supreme Championship three times and has twice been the winner of the World Sheepdog Championship.
Livestock schedules for this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair have gone out to 5000 potential exhibitors. The event takes place on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, on December 2 and 3, and the closing date for entries is October 23 2013.
The Winter Fair was first staged in 1990, has a reputation as being the best prime stock show in the UK, if not Europe, and is well established as one of the most popular attractions on the agricultural show calendar.