Back British Farming message paraded at Lord Mayor's Show

The Lord Mayor’s Show is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about the British farming industry
The Lord Mayor’s Show is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about the British farming industry

The Back British Farming message was proudly on display last weekend as farmers took to the streets of London during the annual Lord Mayor's Show.

The 804-year-old annual event, which took place on Saturday 9 November, is seen as an opportunity for farmers to promote their industry.

It was also the sixth year the NFU has supported the Worshipful Company of Farmers in the show.

This year’s procession featured a Massey Ferguson MF 8740S tractor and a British Farmers Market stall stocked full of local, seasonal produce.

A British Farmers Market stall stocked full of local, seasonal produce was on display
A British Farmers Market stall stocked full of local, seasonal produce was on display



After the event, the food from the stall was donated to the City Harvest charity which supports 300 organisations across London.

NFU vice president Stuart Roberts said: “At the heart of our entry is great British food. It is more important than ever that the general public get behind the nation’s food producers.



The NFU supported the Worshipful Company of Farmers
The NFU supported the Worshipful Company of Farmers' entry in the Lord Mayor’s Show

“Saturday’s parade provides us with a platform to share our enthusiasm for food and farming with the thousands of visitors on the streets of London and the millions watching on television.”

Master of the Worshipful Company of Farmers David Bolton added: “The Lord Mayor’s Show is a brilliant way to celebrate all that is good about many British industries and we’re proud to represent farming to the thousands who attend.

“British agriculture plays a vital part in not only feeding the nation, but also in protecting the environment.

“In the year to come the Worshipful Company of Farmers will focus on promoting an industry that is ever more efficient in producing food while enhancing the countryside.”