A fun-filled couple of days was enjoyed by thousands at the Royal Welsh Smallholding and Countryside Festival in Llanelwedd this weekend.

Festival-goers were able to learn about all sorts of activities ranging from soil health, keeping pigs, native bees, blade shearing and growing vegetables.

There were a wealth of different rural crafts on display, old and new. The CowsOnTour team ended their educational roadshow at the showground.

Attracting competitors and smallholders from near and far, the livestock competitions had an excellent line-up of animals in all sections. The goats, in particular, had a huge numbers of entries and a great two-days of competitions. With over 65 showing in the Boer Goat classes, it was the largest gathering of this breed in the UK, to date.

Kay Spencer, festival director said: “Being able to learn first-hand about agriculture and the importance of farming is a really important part of our Smallholding and Countryside Festival.

“We are really pleased with how much everyone enjoyed the first Royal Welsh event of 2019.

“This event is always a fantastic way to kick-start the show season and we are delighted with how all the visitors have enjoyed all aspects, old and new, of the festival.

"It has been clear from the wonderful friendly festival atmosphere that everyone has fully embraced the ethos of the event… a celebration of smallholding and rural life.”

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