News

11 March 2013
RWAS £3000 scholarship for students

Agricultural students in Wales who have qualified academically to enter a degree or equivalent higher education course in land-based studies may be able to benefit from a £3000 Royal Welsh Agricultural Society scholarship fund sponsored by Waitrose.

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7 March 2013
Schedules out for Royal Welsh Spring Festival

A record 340 classes and special awards have been scheduled for this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival which takes place on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, on May 18 – 19.

The livestock schedule for the event has gone out to thousands of smallholders and potential exhibitors and lists 143 classes and special awards for sheep, 63 for pigs, 78 for goats including Angora, Pygmy and Dairy breeds, and 10 for cattle.

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7 March 2013
Scurry driving challenge at RWAS Spring Festival

The scurry driving classes at the Festival will be run under the rules of the Scurry Driving Association. Owners and drivers must be members of the Association and the ponies registered. The carriages also have to comply with standard measurements and axle widths.

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27 February 2013
Welsh Ploughing Association - Judges Training Session

Cymdeithas Aredig Cymru/Welsh Ploughing Association

Judges Training Session

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22 February 2013
£1500 prize money for Royal Welsh woodlands competition

Woodland owners throughout Wales, who have added value to their forestry business through diversification and sustainable management, are being invited to compete for £1500 in prize money in a special Royal Welsh Agricultural Society competition.

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14 February 2013
Show jumpers for Royal Welsh Spring Festival

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Spring Festival, which attracted a record attendance in 2012 of more than 26,000 visitors, will take place this year on the weekend of May 18 and 19 on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.

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14 February 2013
Farming honours for Welsh priest and community champion

A priest who is also a farmer has been made an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies.

As a farmer, the Reverend Canon Eileen Davies runs a 300 acre dairy and sheep enterprise at Llanllwni, Pencader, Carmarthenshire, in partnership with her husband, Dyfrig.

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6 February 2013
Award for Glamorgan farmer

A tenant farmer who started on his own account on 110 acres in 1997 and now runs a 2300 acre enterprise near Bridgend has been made an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies.

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