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FARMING COMMENT.

THE second highest attendance on the first day of the Royal Welsh Winter Fair confirms the event has established itself in the agricultural calendar. More and more organisations and commercial concerns are now using the 20-year-old fair to launch their initiatives or announce new enterprises. Yesterday the organic dairy company Trioni unveiled its new look, Waitrose launched Welsh Black beef in its Welsh stores, NFU Cymru named its - two - Women Farmers of the Year, the FUW revealed its student bursary winner and the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group Cymru presented awards to the winners of its Silver Lapwing farm conservation competition.

Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones struggled to keep up with a packed schedule that began at 8.15am with a speech to a Hybu Cig Cymru breakfast, and included the lunch of a Real Food from Real People initiative, presentation of the Lantra Land-based Learner awards, and visits to the sheep judging contests and presenting cattle awards.

Today the event continues with the supreme championships in the livestock classes and auction of the prize-winning animals, the horse and pony championships and the highly-competitive poultry show.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 1, 2009
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