26 November 2000
Royal Smithfield Show – update
- NFU unveils cost-busting campaign (26 November 2000)
- Final five up for Smithfield award (26 November 2000)
Five finalists are vying for the coveted Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Trophy to recognise one persons contribution to the meat livestock industry.
- Farming is like athletics, visitors told (26 November 2000)
The same qualities that make a successful athlete also make a successful farmer, visitors to the Royal Smithfield Show in London have been told.
- Farm retailers given shot in the arm (26 November 2000)
More farmers are selling produce through their own retail outlets, claims the Farm Retail Association, whose chairman is speaking at the Smithfield Show.
- Cattle judge has 40 years experience (26 November 2000)
Cattle judge Robert Needham will bring with him nearly 40 years of experience when he steps into the ring at the Royal Smithfield Show.
- Wheelchair makes Smithfield special (26 November 2000)
An electric wheelchair will make this years Royal Smithfield Show a very special event for one of the events most fervent Welsh supporters.
- Forecast gives farmers little solace (26 November 2000)
The Euro is unlikely to recover significantly against sterling next year, suggesting that farmers are in for another bumpy ride in 2001, claim analysts.
- First-rate shop window for sheep (26 November 2000)
The Royal Smithfield Show is the perfect showcase for British lamb, according to Northumberland sheep producer John Campbell.
- Not farming but still showing cattle
(26 November 2000)
The Sellers family from Derbyshire have fallen under the spell of the Royal Smithfield Show despite leaving full-time farming.
- Farmers son faces ultimate test (26 November 2000)
Cumbria farmers son James Whiteford, 17, has the primestock showing bug but believes the Royal Smithfield Show will be his biggest challenge so far.
- Renaissance for Wensleydale sheep
(26 November 2000)
Wensleydale sheep are becoming increasing popular, claims Yorkshire farmer Alan Duffield, who has been breeding the animals for nearly 20 years.
- Family hopes for another Royal win (26 November 2000)
A Devon family which has shown livestock at Royal Smithfield for over 30 years is hoping for another win at the first show of the new millennium.
- Project boosts Welsh national flock (26 November 2000)
A unique project is helping improve the quality of sheep at the Royal Smithfield Show, writes Farmers Weekly Wales correspondent Robert Davies.
The National Farmers Union has chosen the Royal Smithfield Show as the launch pad for a new cost-busting campaign.