Latest News

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

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 …

Read More Read More

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

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 …

Read More Read More

Members Free Entry to Festival of Hunting!

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. …

Read More Read More

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

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 …

Read More Read More

Members Free Entry to Just Dogs Live!

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 …

Read More Read More

Kubota hard at work on Showground

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 …

Read More Read More

Society offers Bursary to young members

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, …

Read More Read More

Presidents Wine & Cheese Evening

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 …

Read More Read More

Livestock Demonstration/Viewing Day

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 …

Read More Read More

How can innovative techniques and new technology help to defend crops against new varieties of disease?

How can innovative techniques and new technology help to defend crops against new varieties of disease?

FIELD PATHOGENOMICS A DEFENCE AGAINST RUST AND OTHER “CEREAL KILLERS” Leading scientists discuss rust prediction and prevention at Agri-Tech East event With the announcement that ‘Kranich’ yellow rust race has been detected in the UK for the first time, together with an increase in fungal infection among previously resistant varieties, a new approach to disease …

Read More Read More

Upcoming Events

Dec
1
Fri
all-day Winter Stock Festival @ East of England Showground
Winter Stock Festival @ East of England Showground
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
Winter Stock Festival @ East of England Showground
The Winter Stock Festival (Formerly East of England Smithfield Festival), our premier Winter Primestock Show returns on the 1st and 2nd of December 2017.   Whats on? Trade stands, Product demonstrations, Seminars, Livestock & Lamb …

Read More Read More

Dec
14
Thu
all-day NAAC Contractors 2017 @ East of England Showground
NAAC Contractors 2017 @ East of England Showground
Dec 14 all-day
All UK contractors are urged to come along to Contractor 2017 on 14th December and join the only event focused entirely on agricultural contractors. Contractors may be ‘Farming’s Best Kept Secret’, but they must not be …

Read More Read More