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9 November 2016Helen Davies becomes the first female recipient of the John Gittins Memorial Award
Helen Davies becomes the first female recipient of the John Gittins Memorial Award

On the momentous day that the first woman bishop was elected in Wales, history was also being made at the Royal Welsh Show ground in Llanelwedd, with Helen Davies from Oswestry becoming the first woman to ever win the prestigious John Gittins Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the Welsh sheep industry.

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4 November 2016Royal Welsh Winter Fair to be opened by one of Wales’s most respected farmers
Royal Welsh Winter Fair to be opened by one of Wales’s most respected farmers

With just over three weeks to go until the showground in Llanelwedd is full of visitors, exhibitors and superb livestock, preparations for the annual Royal Welsh Winter Fair are coming together well.

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17 October 2016The countdown to the 2016 Royal Welsh Winter Fair has begun
The countdown to the 2016 Royal Welsh Winter Fair has begun

The countdown is on, and with only six weeks to go until the Royal Welsh Winter Fair is in full swing, members of the organising committee and representatives from the event’s three main sponsors have come together to mark the occasion.

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4 October 2016Butchers aim to be top of the chops at Royal Welsh Winter Fair
Butchers aim to be top of the chops at Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Two competitions to find butchers who are top of the chops in Wales are set to take centre stage at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells in November.

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29 September 2016McCartneys continue as the Royal Welsh Winter Fair official auctioneers
McCartneys continue as the Royal Welsh Winter Fair official auctioneers

With the preparations for the 27th Royal Welsh Winter Fair in full swing, and the livestock entries beginning to flood into the office, the society are delighted to announce that McCartneys will once again be the events official auctioneers.

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27 September 2016‘Agricultural societies and shows: where do we go from here?’
‘Agricultural societies and shows: where do we go from here?’

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is very proud to have amongst its ranks a recently published Nuffield Scholar.

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14 September 2016Royal Welsh Winter Fair schedules available online
Royal Welsh Winter Fair schedules available online

We may all be enjoying a beautiful indian summer, but the focus at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is very much on the Winter Fair, to be held at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November 2016.

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30 August 2016Louise Owen Memorial Scholarship
Louise Owen Memorial Scholarship

The 1 October closing date for the 2017 Louise Owen Memorial Scholarship is fast approaching!

Established in 2014 by Louise’s family, the annual scholarship of £1,000 to help fund a trip to New Zealand is awarded to the junior shearer in Wales showing greatest promise and aims provide them with the opportunity to develop and advance their skills in sheep shearing.

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