10 years of the Cereals event in pictures

The Cereals event is just a week away and in anticipation we’ve delved into the Farmers Weekly archives to find photos to represent the very best of the show over the past 10 years.

We’ve found a range of photos which depict the kind of things you’d expect to see at the arable show, variety plots, machinery, sprayers and…cup cakes, giant insects, World War 2 fighter aircraft and jazz bands.

This year, we want to see your photos of the event – the more original the better. So if you’re there, snap away and upload your photo to our brand new photo galleries area.

It’s now really easy to upload your pictures and see the array of pictures from other readers.

Cereals 2004-2014

The gates open at the start of 2004 event and Farmers Weekly is there bright and early to welcome visitors to its stand.

Farmers Weekly's stand at Cereals 2004

It’s a wet 2005 but a bit of rain presents no barrier to arable farmers bent on inspecting the display of crop plots that Cereals is famous for.

Visitors to Cereals 2005 in the rain

Cereals provides a great opportunity for interrogating manufacturers about the pros and cons of the latest kit, and they’re clearly being scrutinised here at the 2006 show.

Cereals 2006 visitor talking to kit manufacturers

The event always throws up some surprises and we’re pretty sure this is Hertfordshire farmer Andrew Watts accompanying the sax player on bass… a musical Cereals event in 2007.

A bass and sax player at Cereals 2007

And of course, who can resist checking out the tractors – New Holland displaying their wares in 2008.

New Holland tractor at Cereals 2008

The bacon butties are legendary at Cereals, but how about a cup cake for dessert? Farmers Weekly marks its 75th birthday at the 2009 event.

Cup cakes at Cereals 2009

While we’re on the theme of food, 2010 featured John the baker at the KWS bakery.


I told you Cereals is full of surprises – a 2011 Spitfire variety plot guarded by, well, an actual Spitfire.

Spitfire airplane next to Spitfire variety plot

The Sprays and Sprayers demo is always a big draw, and you get a comfortable seat, what more could you ask for at the Cereals 2012 spray arena?

Visitors to 2012 Cereals event at the spray arena

Giant bugs in 2013 – was this a forewarning of the neonics ban, which was yet to come?

Model of a giant insect

2014 brings us up to the present with the current title-holder of the top sprayer operator accolade, Matt Redman. Who’ll be the sprayer hero this year? Find out on June 10 with Farmers Weekly on our Cereals hub page.

Matt Redman holding Sprayer Operator of the Year award

Uploading guide

You need to be registered with the Farmers Weekly website to upload photos to the galleries. This is free and only takes a minute and will automatically create you your very own gallery which you can then use whenever you want.

If you haven’t already registered

  1. Click on the Register button on the site or do it here – Register now
  2. Click return to Forums and Galleries then click on “upload a photo”
  3. You will then be prompted to give a “forum nickname” – this will be the name given to your photo gallery (it will also be the name any comments you make on the forums will appear under)
  4. Once you’ve completed the nickname form, you will be prompted to upload a photo (now scroll down to point 3. below)

If/once you are registered

  1. Make sure you are signed in, then go the galleries home page
  2. Click either “upload photos” or “upload a photo” (there are buttons to do this at the top and on the right hand side of the page)
  3. You’ll then be asked to select the gallery into which you want to upload the picture, for example, the Cereals 2015 gallery. Your own gallery will be the default one (ie the one that’s called whatever you chose as your forum nickname when you registered).
  4. As well as into this one, you are also able to upload a picture into any other gallery that is “public access”.
  5. So simply select the one you want to put the pictures(s) in, then click “choose files” to select the pictures. You can upload up to 10 pictures in one go.
  6. Click “upload”.
  7. You’ll then have to include a title and a description (these don’t need to be long, but a little bit of information will potentially make them more interesting to other users)
  8. Then click “save”
    NB: Individual pictures mustn’t be larger than 16MB in size

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