2016 Smithfield Festival appeals to all sectors

2013 Smithfield Festival
2013 Smithfield Festival

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 show 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.

“Visitors this year, will not only be able to see some of the best primestock in the country, but will also have the opportunity to gain valuable information on the latest technologies and developments in agriculture.”

There will be plenty to see and do with an expanding industry tradestand area, along with a programme of seminars and a packed line-up of competitions.

“We have an incredible line up of speakers this year including Ed Reynolds from Sustainable Soil Management on soil health, Carolyn Hogan from Zoetis, on best practice for handling and administering vaccines and Mike Donovan from Practical Farm Ideas, on introducing grazing livestock onto an arable farm,” explains William.

"And to support the growing number of young attendees to this event, this year will also see a new ‘Careers in Agriculture’ workshop.

"Individuals from a diverse range of agricultural companies will discuss the huge opportunities the livestock sector offers new graduates and young people interested in a career in agriculture."