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Royal Smithfield Lives On
04/04/06

bath & west

A new partnership has been announced between the Royal Bath & West of England Society and The Royal Smithfield Club, under which a new event will be jointly organised and run by the two Societies.  This will be run at the Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December this year.

Dr Jane Guise, Chief Executive at the Royal Bath & West of England Society, was overjoyed at the decision of the Royal Smithfield Club to accept the offer of The Bath & West to host the new Smithfield Event at Shepton Mallet.  “This is a wonderful opportunity to host an internationally recognised event, and very good news for the West Country rural economy.  We feel honoured that our Showground should have been chosen as the venue for the Royal Smithfield Club’s plans to continue their support for the livestock industry in these pivotal times.”

For The Royal Smithfield Club, Chairman John Coultrip, said: “This is a marvellous opportunity for the Club to preserve the long tradition of presenting the very best of British primestock in competitions that represent the pinnacle of the Winter Show season.  The offer to join the Bath & West in a partnership to create a new Show was one that our Trustees were unanimous in accepting.”

The plans are for the two day event to focus on all aspects of the livestock industry centered around the Smithfield livestock competitions, whilst at the same time highlighting the important role the meat industry plays in the food chain.

Jane Guise explains: “In the run up to Christmas we hope not only to perpetuate The Royal Smithfield competitions which offer the agricultural industry the opportunity to promote their wares, but also to highlight the quality of produce available from British farms."

link Smithfield Livestock Competitions Go Ahead
link Smithfield Show 2006 Cancelled
link McCormick commits to Smithfield
link Geoff Burgess to head Smithfield show team

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