News - Royal Welsh Show
The Royal Welsh Show celebrated 50 years on its permanent site at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, where it settled in 1963, by breaking records.
The show drew the highest-ever attendance of 241,781 and more new supporters from across Wales and the rest of the UK were signed up during the event to create a record membership of 19,700.
The show also attracted an attendance of nearly 1000 overseas visitors from 40 countries.
More than 960 visitors from 40 countries signed in at the International Pavilion at the Royal Welsh Show this week reflecting the popularity of the event as a world-wide attraction.
Overseas interest in the show has been developing apace during the past decade and the increasing interest by overseas publications covering the show has created valuable publicity for Welsh agriculture, and also for Wales as a nation, in Europe and further afield.
The Royal Welsh Show got off to a flying start yesterday as the crowds poured on to the showground at Llanelwedd and the attendance reached 51,976 by mid afternoon.
Britain’s finest livestock specimens provided the highlights of the Show but there are many other interests to entertain visitors and a full programme of activities which today (Tuesday) begins at 8.00 am and continues to 7.50 pm.
The Royal Welsh Show – the 50th to be held at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, since it settled there permanently in 1963 – opens today. The prospect of fine weather and entries of around 7000 livestock indicate another bumper four-day event for visitors from Wales, the rest of the UK and overseas.
Nearly 1300 classes and special awards are scheduled including those for 43 breeds of sheep, the largest display of its kind in the world, and 300 for cattle including, for the first time at the Royal Welsh, classes for the dairy breed Brown Swiss, which originated in the Alpine regions of Europe.
WALES FARMERS SHORTLISTED FOR
M&S ‘FARMING FOR THE FUTURE’ AWARD
Ieuan Jones from Pennybwlch farm, Aberystwyth, and Justin Scale from Capestone Organic Poultry in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, have made it onto the shortlist of this year’s prestigious M&S ‘Farming for the Future’ awards. They will find out who has been crowned Wales winner on the first day of the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells on 22nd July.Read more
LOCAL FLAVOUR WITH M&S AT ROYAL WELSH SHOW
Marks & Spencer (M&S), lead sponsor of Wales’ largest agricultural event the Royal Welsh Show, is inviting visitors to enjoy its best show stand and Farmer’s Lounge yet at the event in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, from 22-25th July.
Full of interactive family fun, visitors will be treated to live chef demonstrations and tastings from local suppliers, find out more about the innovative farmers who supply M&S with its wealth of high quality produce and pit their skills in a game of Hungry Hungry Cows to discover more about what goes into M&S Activehealth milk, which is produced in Wales.Read more
Visitors to the Royal Welsh Show will have a brand new handy aid to help them locate instantly any of the events and attractions taking place on the showground.
A Royal Welsh Show App has been developed through a joint venture between the RWAS and S4C. It is bilingual and includes a full timetable of events and competitions together with the latest results. A media section includes pictures, stories, blogs and videos from the showground.Read more