News - The Society

9 June 2014
Shearing success for Wales across the Irish Sea

The past month has been filled with success for our Welsh shearing team.

Back on the 16 May, Gareth Daniel and Richard Jones were joined by Ian Jones to successfully defend Wales’ Six Nation’s machine shearing title at the Balmoral Show, Northern Ireland. Wales won the event when it was first held in 1963, and has now won 13 times, including three in the last four years.

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5 June 20142014 Royal Welsh Grassland & Alternative Energy Event
2014 Royal Welsh Grassland & Alternative Energy Event

This fantastic practical day offers a huge variety for farmers, contractors and the rural public.

Show Date: Thursday 5th June 2014



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23 May 2014Are you getting the full potential from your grass?
Are you getting the full potential from your grass?

Organised by the Radnor Feature County committee, this year’s Royal Welsh Grassland and Alternative Energy Event will take place on Thursday 5 June at Llanbadarn Fynydd, Llandrindod Wells, Powys.

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21 May 2014An RWAS booze-free month raises £250 for the RABI
An RWAS booze-free month raises £250 for the RABI

It was hard going, but both Steve Hughson and Aled Jones from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, were able to show tremendous will power and stay off the booze for a whole month to raise money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

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13 May 2014Brave RWAS pair battle to complete a day of challenges to raise money for Radnor 2014 Feature County
Brave RWAS pair battle to complete a day of challenges to raise money for Radnor 2014 Feature County

On Saturday 3 May the top two at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society rolled up their sleeves and got stuck-in to a gruelling day of tough activities as part of their Chief Exec’s Challenge.

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10 April 2014Superfast Cymru is coming to the Royal Welsh
Superfast Cymru is coming to the Royal Welsh

The latest in a whole range of benefits the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society brings to mid Wales is the early roll out of superfast broadband to the showground and consequently the surrounding area.

 

Business and local residents in Builth Wells and Llanelwedd will soon benefit from Superfast Cymru – a fibre upgrade enabling superfast internet connection and improved broadband speeds.

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7 April 2014The RWAS Chief Exec's Challenge
The RWAS Chief Exec's Challenge

This year Steve Hughson and Aled Jones have decided it is time to show the feature counties how appreciative they are of all their hard work fundraising for the society and are going to join in with their efforts.

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20 March 2014St David’s Day triumph for Welsh shearers in New Zealand
St David’s Day triumph for Welsh shearers in New Zealand

Against the odds, two Welsh shearers wiped out the more favoured New Zealanders to win Wales’ first two titles at the famed Golden Shears International Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in New Zealand for 23 years.

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