News - Royal Welsh Show
A book marking the 50th anniversary since the Royal Welsh Show settled permanently at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, in 1963, has been produced by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.
The book of 158 pages charts in words and pictures the development of the show and the transformation of the 176 acre showground into one of the finest in Europe generating around £40m a year for the economy of Mid Wales.
Classical horsemanship and the skills and style of riding practiced in bullfighting from horseback will be among the exciting main ring attractions at next month’s Royal Welsh Show.
Riders from the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art mounted on Lusitano horses, one of the world’s most beautiful and versatile equine breeds, will perform twice daily over the four days of the show at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, from July 22-25.
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
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.
Nearly 1300 classes and special awards are listed in the livestock schedule for this year’s Royal Welsh show in July including over 300 for cattle, 435 for sheep, 80 for pigs and 58 for goats. Classes and special awards for horses and ponies total 374. The schedule has gone out to 5000 potential exhibitors at the four-day event.Read more