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Press Release: Smithfield Festival targets wider livestock industry

10 August 2016 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. Visitors of this year’s event, which is being held on 15 and 16 November at the East of England Showground in Peterborough, will […]

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Press Release: Impressive line-up for 2016 East of England Smithfield Festival

25 July 2016 Impressive line-up for 2016 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. The Smithfield Festival leads the way […]

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Guest contribution: Geoff Dodgson, non-executive trustee at the Society, gives his view on the ‘Kids Country’ education programme

Having lived my whole life in the countryside, I find it hard to believe how little some people know about what goes on or where food comes from – particularly young children. Luckily, the need to begin education about food, farming and the countryside generally at an early age is being recognised as important. It […]

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Members Free Entry to Festival of Hunting!

Members of the East of England Agricultural Society are granted free entry to the Festival of Hunting on presentation of a valid Membership card. Members are also encouraged to wear their East of England Agricultural Society Badges to the show. The Festival of Hunting takes place at the East of England Showground on Wednesday 20th July 2016. […]

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Kids get Hands-on with Pigs, Peas, Poultry and Produce at Food & Farming Day

5,500 children from over 50 primary schools attended Kids Country Food & Farming Day 2016, the educational food and farming event that showcases the journey from farm to fork. The aim of the event was to teach children about food provenance, and the importance of farming and the countryside through a host of hands-on, interactive […]

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Members Free Entry to Just Dogs Live!

The East of England Agricultural Society welcome our Members to this year’s Just Dogs Live incorporating the Championship Dog Show which takes place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of July 2016. Entry for Members is free upon presentation of a valid East of England Agricultural Society Membership Card (These were sent out earlier in […]

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Kubota hard at work on Showground

A chance conversation just after LAMMA has resulted in the addition of a Kubota tractor to the fleet at the East of England Showground at Peterborough. The Kubota M6060 kitted out on turf tyres arrived in mid-March to operate some of the equipment used for the care and maintenance of the showground which hosts events […]

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Society offers Bursary to young members

The biennial Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth conference takes place this year from the 31st of October to the 4th of November in Singapore. The title for this, the 27th conference, is  “Agriculture at the crossroads: bridging the rural-urban divide” and will bring representatives from over 50 leading national and regional agricultural show societies, […]

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Presidents Wine & Cheese Evening

The East of England Agricultural Society cordially invites you to join us for: Presidents Wine & Cheese Evening By Kind permission of Mr & Mrs David Reynolds 3rd June 2016 at 7pm The Elms, Pytchley, Northamptonshire, NN14 1EW Tickets £10/head In celebration of 50 years based at the East of England Showground, the East of […]

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Livestock Demonstration/Viewing Day

LIVESTOCK DEMONSTRATION / VIEWING DAY By Kind permission of Mr & Mrs N Reid Cattle & Sheep handling by Ritchie Equipment Static display of Merlo Telehandlers & Lely Forage equipment At: Overbury Hall, Layham, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5RP On: Wednesday 27th April 2016 9am – 4pm Light refreshments available. The Overbury Hall Aberdeen Angus […]

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