Monday 24th July to Thursday 27th July sees the return of Europe’s largest agricultural show – the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells, writes Aled Jones, NFU Cymru president.

For four days the agricultural stage will be filled with the world’s media, politicians from Cardiff Bay, Westminster and further afield, as well as well-known celebrities and more than 240,000 visitors and 8,000 animals that descend on the Llanelwedd showground for an occasion that celebrates the very best in Welsh agriculture.

NFU Cymru will once again be hosting a series of exciting events, including a number of specialist seminars with guest panellists First Minister Mark Drakeford and Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales and Trefnydd, Lesley Griffiths MS.  

County Times: The late Queen Elizabeth II at the show in 1983.

The late Queen Elizabeth II at the show in 1983.


The series of seminars begins on Monday 24th July at 11am with the first seminar titled ‘How does Wales become a global leader in delivering food security and set the benchmark for sustainable food production around the world?’.

The panel for the seminar includes (Chairman) Dylan Morgan, NFU Cymru Deputy Director & Head of Policy; First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford; Aled Jones, NFU Cymru President; Minette Batters, NFU President; Cath Smith, HCC Chair.

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This year’s seminars will be held in the NFU Cymru/NFU Mutual marquee at the rear of the NFU Cymru building (492-E), situated next to the main ring, with topics to be discussed including Food production, Sustainable Farming Scheme, input costs and animal health and welfare. Further information regarding our NFU Cymru seminars can be found on the NFU Cymru website. 

NFU Cymru is also proud to again be sponsoring the Wales YFC Rugby 7s and Tug of War competitions. The events will take place in the main cattle ring throughout the week with receptions being held at the NFU Cymru stand for players, families and friends as well as NFU Cymru and YFC members. 

I would like to extend a warm welcome to one and all to the NFU Cymru stand, I am looking forward to meeting with members, politicians and stakeholders once again. Please do come along and speak with the staff who will be on the stand all week.