2017 News

6/2/2017   East of England Agricultural Society and Royal Smithfield Club part ways

PRESS RELEASE

East of England Agricultural Society and Royal Smithfield Club agree to separate

The East of England Agricultural Society and the Royal Smithfield Club have agreed amicably to end their joint involvement in the East of England Agricultural Society’s Smithfield Festival after seven years of collaboration. As a result, the Society will run its own East of England Winter Primestock Festival in late November 2017; while the Club will pursue other initiatives.

Since the start of the joint venture there has been a successful revival of the leading primestock show in the East of England, however both parties agree it is now time to refocus activities for each charity.

“The Society remains committed to providing a quality primestock event which will not only provide a strong competitive element for livestock producers, but will also enable us to fulfil our charitable objectives,” said William Haire, Agricultural Development Manager at the Society.

“We will support education through such initiatives as our College Challenge and at the same time cater for a broader range of stockmen through our knowledge transfer initiative – Stocktech.”

“We have enjoyed working with the Society, however, the Royal Smithfield Club has a broad remit that extends from the breeding of all classes of livestock through to delivering public benefit to the consumer,” said Geoff Burgess, the Club’s Honorary Secretary. “It is clear that the East of England Agricultural Society now has the resources and expertise to run a successful primestock event; which frees the Club to develop other initiatives.

 

ENDS

Further information
William Haire, East of England Agricultural Society             01733 363503
WHaire@eastofengland.org.uk                                                                 07748 778 410

Geoff Burgess, Royal Smithfield Club                                      07702 050119
garaburgess@btinternet.com

 

2016 News

6/9/2016   Schedules and Entry forms now available for 2016 East of England Smithfield Festival

Please visit the Exhibitors page of our website for more information. Entries close on 14th October. Please call the office on 01733 234451 or email livestock@EastofEngland.org.uk for more information or to request a hard copy of the schedule

2016 Smithfield Festival Appeals to all sectors

With a wide range of technical seminars, trade stands, top class livestock and free entrance, this year’s Smithfield Festival on the 15 and 16 November in Peterborough, promises to offer something for everyone involved in the UK agricultural industry.

Festival manager William Haire, is determined to add focus on the future issues within the industry, and says this year’s event is better than ever, having built on the success of last year’s festival. Click here to read more

New Classes Introduced to 2016 Smithfield Festivial

The 2016 East of England Smithfield Festival has announced the introduction of three new classes for this year’s event, to meet changing industry needs and to appeal to the increasing number of young farmers that the event is now attracting. Click Here to Read More

Smithfield Festival targets wider livestock industry

The East of England Smithfield Festival will continue to evolve in 2016, with festival director William Haire promising to deliver an event with broader appeal to the farming sector. Click Here to Read More

Impressive line-up for 2016 East of England Smithfield Festival

Once again the 2016 Smithfield Festival has attracted the biggest names in the cattle and sheep industry to judge this year’s prestigious event, which will be held at the East of England Showground on the 15 and 16 November 2016.   Click Here to Read More

 

2015 News

Huge success for East of England Smithfield Festival 2015

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Results for the 2015 East of England Smithfield Festival are now available 

Visit our results page to take a look.

Show success results in Lyon’s family heading to East of England Smithfield festival

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Practical seminar line-up at Smithfield Festival

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Building Make Over for Premier Livestock Event

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StockTech provides simple solutions for farmers at Smithfield Festival

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Big names line-up for Smithfield Festival

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2014 News

Historic Northern Irish wins cap superb East of England Smithfield Festival

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 Historic Honours well spread in youth competition at East of England Smithfield Festival

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 Youth at the fore of 2014 East of England Smithfield Festival

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Livestock entries now open for East of England Smithfield Festival

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Judges Announced

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2013 News

Youngsters make their mark at East of England Smithfield Festival 

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Smithfield champions destined for Harrods of Knightsbridge 

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