News - Winter Fair
The recent warning by the British Poultry Council – the voice of the poultry industry – that the country will soon be unable to produce enough UK-reared chickens to satisfy consumer demand unless the planning process for new poultry farms is accelerated, will be of little concern to exhibitors at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair Poultry Show.
We eat 2.2 million chickens a day, 70 per cent of them reared in the UK, and there are some large scale producers in Wales. But the commercial side of the poultry business is far removed from the world of showing poultry, an exciting and rewarding hobby pursued by many poultry fanciers around the country.
Ingenuity, flair and a deft touch are just some of the skills required by the competitors in the Royal Welsh Winter Fair handicrafts classes, not to mention the ability to create mouth-watering savouries and confections to set before the judges in the cookery section at the Fair which runs for two days at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, on December 2 and 3.Read more
Livestock schedules for this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair have gone out to 5000 potential exhibitors. The event takes place on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, on December 2 and 3, and the closing date for entries is October 23 2013.
The Winter Fair was first staged in 1990, has a reputation as being the best prime stock show in the UK, if not Europe, and is well established as one of the most popular attractions on the agricultural show calendar.
A top price of more than £8000 and an attendance of 25,636 – the fourth highest since the event was established in 1990 – ensured the success of the 2012 Royal Welsh Winter Fair despite flooded roads which made travel to Llanelwedd difficult from some areas of Wales.Read more