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.
North Wales farmer Alwyn Jones of Camaes, Llangernyw, Abergele, has been made an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies for his high level of competence in keeping stock on an upland farm in Wales.Read more
A 20 hour programme of events and activities spread over the weekend of May 18 and 19 is planned for visitors to the Royal Welsh Spring Festival on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.
This will be one of the most ambitious Festivals to be staged by the society since it began running the event 13 years ago mainly as an attraction for smallholders and country-lovers, gardeners and environmentalists. Now, the Festival embraces these and many other interests, attracting around 25,000 visitors to enjoy a virtual cornucopia of entertainment that starts at 9.00am and continues until after 4.00pm each day.
Vintage machinery enthusiasts will find plenty to interest them among the record number of 234 entries of old tractors, stationary engines and other equipment at the 2013 Royal Welsh Spring Festival. Lovingly restored examples of classic tractors and machines that once led the transformation of agriculture from horse power to today’s modern technology, will be on public view for the two days of the Festival over the weekend of May 18 and 19 on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.Read more