News - Winter Fair

7 February 2017Alwyn Rees takes the helm in the Royal Welsh Winter Fair Committee
Alwyn Rees takes the helm in the Royal Welsh Winter Fair Committee

Meeting for the first time since the successful two-day event back in November, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair committee gathered yesterday (Monday 6 February) at the showground in Llanelwedd to begin making plans for 2017.

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1 February 2017Kitson & Sons Butchers poised to beef up Valentine’s Day
Kitson & Sons Butchers poised to beef up Valentine’s Day

Kitson & Sons Butchers is set to beef up this year’s Valentine’s celebrations by serving up meat from some of the best prime cattle in the country at its three shops in North Yorkshire and Cleveland.
 
Owner Anthony Kitson created history late last year when buying the overall supreme champion beef cattle at all three of the country’s principal Christmas primestock shows – the English Winter Fair, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair and LiveScot.

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29 November 2016Royal Welsh Winter Fair attracts thousands to sunny Llanelwedd
Royal Welsh Winter Fair attracts thousands to sunny Llanelwedd

Thousands of visitors joined the sunshine and came out in force to enjoy a chilly, but unforgettable Royal Welsh Winter Fair held at the showground in Llanelwedd over the past two days.

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16 November 2016 SAIN Records to launch new albums by ‘Côr Glanaethwy’ and ‘Piantel’at the Winter Fair this year.
SAIN Records to launch new albums by ‘Côr Glanaethwy’ and ‘Piantel’at the Winter Fair this year.

At the Winter Fair this year Côr Glanaethwy and Piantel will launch new albums.

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14 November 2016Who will be calling the shots at the 2016 Winter Fair?
Who will be calling the shots at the 2016 Winter Fair?

With over 1,300 cattle, sheep, pigs and horses as well as over 180 entries in the lamb carcass classes, the stakes are always set for a great couple of days’ worth of competitions. But who’s calling the shots in the judging rings?

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10 November 2016Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Oxford Farming Conference Bursary awarded to young dairy farmer from Carmarthen
Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Oxford Farming Conference Bursary awarded to young dairy farmer from Carmarthen

Judges from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society have awarded a young dairy farmer from Carmarthen, Jonathan Evans, with the opportunity to attend the Oxford Farming Conference next January.

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10 November 2016Nuffield Farming Scholarship sponsored by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society
Nuffield Farming Scholarship sponsored by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is very proud to continue supporting the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust, an organisation that awards individuals with life changing opportunities, with a view to developing agricultural sector leaders and innovators of the future.

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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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