Final preparations are being made for the third Royal Welsh Grassland event to be held on Thursday 9 June 2016, only a few days away.
The bi-annual event is this year being held at the prestigious Rhug Estate, Corwen, by kind permission of the Rt. Hon Lord Newborough ARAgS, who will officially open the one-day event at 10am.
Organised by members of the Meirionnydd Feature County, under the leadership of their President W Richard Jones FLAA FRAgS, the 2016 event builds upon the success of previous events in Breconshire and Radnorshire and promises to be a fantastic day offering something of interest to farmers, contractors and the rural public.
There will be over 75 acres of grassland demonstration plots, which will include working machinery demonstrations from over 26 machinery companies travelling to exhibit at the event from across Wales, England and Ireland.
You’ll be able to see examples of different forage crops, grass leys and grass management techniques, as well as bale and clamp silage demonstration, with a specially constructed viewing platform on the silage clamp to make sure you get to see the machinery working to its full potential.
There will also be on display, seven acres of grassland trial plots comprising of 12 different seed varieties, some of which are a new, innovative variety which will survive in low-land areas with high water tables.
The event is also being supported by over 80 tradestands providing the opportunity to see and learn about the latest machinery, grassland technologies and livestock equipment, as well as gaining access to the latest scientific research and having the chance to share knowledge and best practice with fellow farmers and professionals.
Chairman of the Meirionnydd Grassland committee, Alwyn Rees, is very much looking forward to the event; “As part of our feature year, Meirionnydd is proud to be hosting the Royal Welsh Grassland Event this year.”
“A lot of hard work and preparation has gone into to making sure the Grassland Event 2016 lives up to expectations. I would like to thank the organising committee, in particular our secretary, Alun Jones, Sam Davies from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society and Gareth Jones the Rhug Estate Farm Manager for their hard work and commitment, and of course the Rt. Hon Lord Newborough for allowing us to use this fantastic venue.
“I would also like to extend our gratitude to the events main sponsors; Rhug Estate, Farmers Guardian, Wynnstay, Germinal, IBERS, Hybu Cig Cymru, Innovis/Aberystwyth University and HSBC, for their conviction and support for the event.
“We look forward to welcoming you all to Meirionnydd on the 9 June.”
For more information on the Royal Welsh Grassland Event, please visit www.royalwelshgrasslandevent.com