Know How / Royal Welsh Show

The Royal Welsh Show is one of the biggest events in the British agricultural calendar. The four-day event takes place at the showground Llanelwedd. There are a huge range of countryside activities including countryside sports, forestry and cattle, sheep and cattle breed shows and shearing competitions. Read the Farmers Weekly news and reports live from the event.



Video: 7 weird and wonderful caravans at the Royal Welsh

There were many new contenders vying for the coveted best-decorated caravan title at this year’s Royal Welsh Show (25 July 2017). Unsurprisingly, this year there seems to be a theme…

Photos: Wombats, royalty and nappers sum up summer shows

The Farmers Weekly Livestock team have had a very busy June and July, with the Royal Highland, Great Yorkshire and Royal Welsh Shows.  Here are a few of the photos…

8 photos of the best caravans from the Royal Welsh

Many colourful looking caravans have been spied making their way to this year’s Royal Welsh Show, in Builth.  With the prize of a free stay in the Young People’s Village…

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Q&A: Michael Gove at the Royal Welsh Show

Defra secretary Michael Gove remains convinced that the UK will leave the European Union with a deal. In 2017, on his first visit to the Royal Welsh Show as minister,…


Royal Welsh 2018: Davlea Holsteins wins top dairy silverware

In the Holstein ring Davlea Holsteins, from Ilminster, Somerset, was awarded the supreme dairy silverware with their home-bred junior cow in a hotly contested line-up. Judge Ashley Flemming from Downpatrick,…


Q&A: NFU Cymru president on Brexit concerns for Welsh farming

At the Royal Welsh Show this week, NFU Cymru representatives explained to Defra secretary Michael Gove the outstanding contribution that Welsh farmers make to society as producers of Wales’ food, environment and…

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Royal Welsh Show joins list of coronavirus cancelled events

This year’s Royal Welsh Show has been called off, adding to the growing list of events that have been hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled for…


Covid-19 crisis puts food security back under spotlight

Welsh farmers have called for “refreshed thinking” on future food and farming policy after the coronavirus pandemic exposed the UK to acute food shortages. Empty supermarket shelves across Wales and…


Royal Welsh Show announces virtual schedule

In the third week of July, all roads usually lead not to Rome but to Llanelwedd, Powys, for the Royal Welsh Show – Europe’s biggest agricultural festival. In a normal…


Coronavirus: Royal Welsh and Great Yorkshire shows off

The biggest agricultural event in Europe, the Royal Welsh Show, has been cancelled over the coronavirus crisis. Organisers the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) announced on Monday (23 March) with…

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Video: Dairy farmer says government must act now on fodder

A Welsh dairy farmer is urging the government to step in to help prevent a looming fodder crisis this autumn. Hefyn Wilson, who farms 85 Holstein and 15 Jersey cows…


Emotional appeal to find son missing from Royal Welsh

The family of 19-year-old James Corfield are "desperate" as fears mount for his safety after he vanished on a night out at the Royal Welsh Show in the early hours…


Video: Familiar faces triumph in Royal Welsh show rings

Many show stalwarts returned to the rings of the Royal Welsh Show in style this year (24-27 July) to claim the coveted silverware.  The Wilson familiy’s Tregibby herd from Ceredigion…


Video: Young farmers voice Brexit hopes and fears

Young farmers were among the biggest supporters of Brexit in last year’s EU referendum. According to an Farmers Weekly poll, almost two-thirds (62%) said they intended to vote leave. More…

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