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Grassland event hailed a roaring success

A 5,000-plus crowd, an almost overflowing car park, near perfect weather and machinery worth many millions of pounds all in full working mode combined to make the third Royal Welsh Grassland Event a roaring success.
The event welcomed visitors from all over the UK, and a coach load from New Zealand
The event welcomed visitors from all over the UK, and a coach load from New Zealand

The 40 hectares (100 acres) set aside at Lord Newborough’s Rhug Estate, near Corwen, with its unique mix of organic livestock farming and on-site food processing facilities could not have been better.

 

There were visitors from every corner of the UK and even a coachload of touring New Zealand farmers and despite early spring worries over slow grass growth there was plenty of material to go at – although interrupted for a spell by a rogue mid-afternoon shower.

 

Organised by this year’s Meirionnydd Royal Welsh featured county and supported by more than 90 trade exhibitors, equipment ranged from farm-sized tackle to large-scale contractor models from across the entire range of mowers, tedders, round and square balers, and wrappers, together with trailed and self-propelled foragers.

 

Tractors

 

Two new to Wales tractors, the New Holland T5 and T6 models, were also unveiled during the event.

 

It was not an all machinery event, either, with a range of demonstration plots highlighting the latest grass seed varieties, including the high sugar AberZeus.

 

An intermediate diploid perennial ryegrass, it is the latest variety from the award-winning IBERS-Aberystwyth University breeding programme to enter the independent Recommended Grass and Clover Lists.

 

It claims to excel under grazing management, with an overall dry matter yield of 106 per cent against control varieties and a D-value of 77.5, to give an unrivalled ME of 107 per cent compared with controls.

 

Support

 

Among the plots of interest, too, was the perennial ryegrass, white clover and chicory mix the Rhug Estate uses for spring lamb finishing.

 

Alwyn Rees, chairman of the organising committee, said he was delighted with the level of support all of which had made the team’s hard work over the past 18 months well worthwhile.

 

Plans are already in hand to stage the next biennial event in Montgomeryshire in 2018.

 


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