Royal Welsh Virtual Show - Highlights for Day 2!
Day two of the Royal Welsh show is already here! Check out our highlights of the show below.
12:30 - Producing Food and Looking after the Environment
Join a 90 minute talk about climate change and food production. With the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit and COP26, 2021 is an important year to discuss changing unsustainable food production methods.
Special guests will include:
Glyn Roberts - President /Llywydd - FUW / UAC
Ian Rickman - Deputy President /Dirprwy Lywydd - FUW / UAC
Beca Glyn - Farmer / Ffermwr - FUW / UAC
Dr Nick Fenwick - Head of Policy / Pennaeth Polisi- FUW /UAC
Laura Ryan - Global Meat Alliance
John Richards - Industry Development and Relations Manager / Rheolwr Datblygu’r Diwydiant a Chydberthynas Hybu Cig Cymru
Dr Judith Bryans - Chief Executive / Prif Weithredwr Dairy UK
12:30 - Future prospects for Welsh meat
NFU Cymru Director, John Mercer will be in conversation with Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales) Chair, Catherine Smith and McDonald’s franchisee Ron Mounsey. This webinar will be a chance to learn about Catherine and Ron’s perspectives around the opportunities to sell and promote Welsh red meat to new and existing markets following the UK’s departure from the EU and the trade opportunities that presents.
Royal Welsh Treefelling Competition
Every year the RWAS holds a chainsaw logging and treefelling competition somewhere out in the woodlands of Wales. This years’ competition is a two day event which is taking place in one of the RWAS woodlands in Llanelwedd. The competition is split into 3 sections “Expert” (previous competitors over 25), “24 years & under” (previous competitors 24 & under) and “Newcomers” (those who have never entered the competition before, of any age).
All competitors must must the necessary qualifications to compete. The competition consists of 5 disciplines that all relate to an operation performed by a forest worker during a working day. Fitting a new chain, accurately crosscutting a log that is either on the floor or is resting across another log, plus felling a tree and limbing (removing branches). This promotes precision chain saw use within the industry.
19:00 - ‘Tom and Sprightly’: Dr Wynne Davies in conversation with David S. Davies
Join Dr Wynne Davies (M.B.E., FRAgS) as he is interviewed by his son David and recalls the history, characters and winners of the prestigious ‘Tom and Sprightly’ trophy during the last fifty years at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, with an opportunity to see a gallery of highly prized winning Welsh ponies and Cobs.