Brown Swiss cattle, like this one wearing a cowbell, will appear at the Royal Welsh Show in July for the first time. A dairy breed, they originated in the snow-capped Alpine regions of Switzerland and are noted for their health, hardiness and high volume milk yields. They are said to represent one of the largest cattle populations in the world and can be found in many countries. They were exported first to America in the 1860s and have been in Britain for some 40 years. A breed society was established here in 1973.Read more
In 2013, the Society is establishing a new high profile exhibition of innovation in agriculture at the Royal Welsh Show. The Tomorrow-Today Exhibition aims to promote and encourage innovation in UK agriculture and to facilitate the uptake of new technologies by transferring latest research to grass roots level.Read more
More than 7000 entries have been received for this year’s Royal Welsh Show with 3287 horses and ponies, 3029 sheep and 886 cattle including 709 beef animals and 177 dairy.Read more
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is launching an exhibition of innovation in agriculture for the first time at the 2013 Royal Welsh Show (July 22-25). The exhibition which is being developed in partnership with the Welsh Government Farming Connect Programme aims to promote and encourage innovation in UK agriculture and to facilitate the uptake of new technologies by transferring latest research to grass roots level.Read more
Two farming brothers from Pembrokeshire who achieved the unique distinction in 2008 of being made Associates of the Royal Agricultural Societies have now become Fellows. Michael and Rowland George of Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest, have received Fellowships for their continuing work as dairy farmers on improving and maximising the potential of the black and white dairy cow, in particular their Brynhyfryd herd of pedigree Holstein cattle, acclaimed as one of the best in Britain.Read more
The first major event of the year, the Spring Festival, started successfully once again confirming its reputation as one of the most popular attractions in Wales.Read more
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The first Royal Welsh Show was held at Aberystwyth in 1904. After moving to 3'7 different venues throughout Wales it settled at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, in 1963. This year marks the show's 50th anniversary on the permanent site and the book illustrated here charts in words and pictures its development and the transformation of the showground during the last half century into one of the finest of its kind in Europe.
A memorable record of some of the interesting highlights in the history of the show at Llanelwecld, the book will be available for purchase (price £7.99) at the Royal Welsh Show in July. Don’t miss the opportunity of obtaining a copy.