Against the odds, two Welsh shearers wiped out the more favoured New Zealanders to win Wales’ first two titles at the famed Golden Shears International Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in New Zealand for 23 years.Read more
The ever popular Farmers’ Market will once again be returning to this years Royal Welsh Spring Festival on 17-18 May in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.
Dedicated to promoting the very best of British and Welsh produce, the Farmers’ Market in the Clwyd Glamorgan Hall is the place to visit for all your culinary desires. Whether you are looking for a quick snack, some special ingredients to take home or a unique gift, you won’t be disappointed.Read more
In a unanimous vote of support for fellow farmers, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Board of Directors last week agreed to donate £2,000 to the rural communities affected by the floods in Somerset.
During their most recent monthly board meeting the Directors of the Society decided that the plight of the farming community on the Somerset levels was so unprecedented, that they wanted to do their bit to help.
Once again the Royal Welsh Spring Festival on 17-18 May is gearing up to be the number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustainable living.
Over 23,000 visitors enjoyed the festival last year, which is held at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, and the livestock section with its many traditional, rare and native breeds, is a major interest to all. This year the event will again be host to a huge number livestock classes and special awards, including 144 for sheep, 69 for pigs, 75 for goats and 13 for cattle.
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The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society will build on its traditions but will look to exploit opportunity, cut out waste and increase profitability, the chairman of the board, John Davies, told members of the society’s Council at Builth Wells.
In a speech outlining the future direction of the society under a new management team, Mr Davies said that creating a strong fiscal platform was an essential part of the business plan.
A farmer’s wife from Radnorshire has been elected President of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for 2014. Mrs Rhian Duggan of Crossgates, near Llandrindod Wells, who is only the sixth woman to become President of the society in the 110 years since its formation in 1904, takes over the office during Radnorshire’s year as the feature county.