News - Spring Festival
Bees are a vital link in the food chain. They pollinate our crops and wild flowers, so enhancing the bounty and the beauty of the countryside. But the extended winter, with its freezing temperatures and bitter winds following on last year’s wet summer and autumn, have led to tough conditions for bees resulting in a possible shortage of honey and, worse, a dearth of healthy young stock.Read more
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s two-day Spring Festival is the place to visit if you are thinking of becoming a smallholder because it is a rich source of information and guidance for those interested in this rewarding pastime.
Domestic livestock on a modest scale are easier to keep than many people imagine but there are pitfalls and the Spring Festival can alert the would-be smallholder to the do’s and don’ts and what to expect when embarking on such an enterprise.
One of the best alternatives to hiring a professional garden designer is to take a trip to the Royal Welsh Spring Festival to view the exhibits in the Gardeners Corner in the Festival’s Floral Hall. There visitors can see a selection of attractive garden layouts to inspire those who plan to spend some time in the summer months improving and enhancing their gardens at home.Read more
More than 1000 dogs and their owners will converge on the Royal Welsh showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, in May to compete for the prizes at the only premier open dog show held in Wales.
The ‘Premier Open Show’ status has been granted to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s canine section by the Kennel Club for the fifth successive year, once again making it a qualifier for Crufts, the world’s largest dog show.
A record 340 classes and special awards have been scheduled for this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival which takes place on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, on May 18 – 19.
The livestock schedule for the event has gone out to thousands of smallholders and potential exhibitors and lists 143 classes and special awards for sheep, 63 for pigs, 78 for goats including Angora, Pygmy and Dairy breeds, and 10 for cattle.
The scurry driving classes at the Festival will be run under the rules of the Scurry Driving Association. Owners and drivers must be members of the Association and the ponies registered. The carriages also have to comply with standard measurements and axle widths.Read more
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Spring Festival, which attracted a record attendance in 2012 of more than 26,000 visitors, will take place this year on the weekend of May 18 and 19 on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.Read more