The Royal Welsh Show is going online with the annual event being held virtually in light of the coronavirus restrictions.

Each year NFU Cymru hosts a series of policy seminars at the flagship event - and this year is no different.

This year’s Royal Welsh Show, which is taking place between Monday, July 20 and Thursday, July 23 may be slightly different to the normal event farmers know and love but NFU Cymru is adopting the spirit of ‘the show must go on’ to once again host its popular series of seminars.

NFU Cymru president John Davies said: “The Royal Welsh Show is the one of the highlights of the agricultural calendar and for many farmers the show provides a chance to get away from the farm and catch up with friends from across the country.

“While it is understandable that the show cannot take place in its usual form this year, I am pleased that there will be a virtual event.

“I am delighted that at NFU Cymru we are still able to host our series of popular policy seminars to add to the virtual Royal Welsh Show offering.

“We have a great line up of speakers, with our seminars focusing on politics, women in farming and the red meat supply chain.

“I hope that people from across the country will register and join us for these informative and thought-provoking events.”

The event begins on Monday, July 20.

NFU Cymru 0resident John Davies will be in discussion with the Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford MS regarding Britain’s departure from the EU’s single market and the Welsh Government developing a new agricultural policy.

On Tuesday, July 21 a seminar will bring together women involved with farming businesses.

The final NFU Cymru seminar will focus on the future of the red meat supply chain. Being held on Wednesday, July 22 the seminar includes Christopher Dodds, executive secretary of Livestock Auctioneers Association Limited; Norman Bagley, policy director for the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers; and Nina Prichard of McDonald’s UK.