The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Spring Fair for 2015 took place on 16th & 17th May.
The Society’s informative stand was prepared by young member Angharad Jones of the Show Stars Team who had competed at the Beef Expo at Malvern. Helping at the stand alongside the Society President, Mrs Nerys Ellis, was the new Young Member Ambassador Mr Ben Reynolds of the Trefychan-ar-Daf Herd, Sally Lloyd, Society Promotions Officer and members of the Society Council.
The Society won the Best Promotional Stand competition winning a Rosette, Prize Card and a Glass Trophy. A cow and calf was supplied by Mr &Mrs Gareth James, Bernards Well Isaf, Tufton, Clarbeston Road, Pembrokeshire which created much interest. Two new members were welcomed to the Society on a very busy two days.
Young Members Jessica Evans-Williams and Aled Thomas on behalf of their Agriscop group launched a new breed information leaflet 'The Super Suckler Cow' to promote Welsh Black Cattle. The leaflet was presented to President Nerys Ellis. The group has been working on the leaflet for the past few months as part of their Agriscop group meetings. The groups philosophy is to be as dynamic and current as possible and to be prepared to capitalise on any opportunity to promote the breed. The promotional leaflet will prove to be of use to the Society at all the various events at which we attend.
On the Sunday afternoon two of the Society’s young members, Ben Reynolds and Henry Thorpe, staged a demonstration of cattle preparation which was greatly enjoyed by all.
The Spring Festival again included classes for Traditional, Rare and Native breeds of cattle and Welsh Black Cattle Society member Mrs Lyn Foxwell’s Rhyddid Sgethrog had second prize in the ‘Bull any age’ class. Rhyddid Ruby won first in class and reserve supreme champion.
The Society is pleased to thank all those involved in helping at the Fair and to congratulate and thank its young members for their involvement.