Llandyfaelog Show is an annual one-day show, 2018 will see the 113th show. The show is run by volunteers, 90% of whom are from the local farming community. The society is proud of the fact that the only reasons for cancellation are war or foot and mouth restrictions – we are well used to mud and rain! The charitable objects of the society are to promote and improve different breeds of animals and the improvement of all other matters concerned with agriculture. Our vision is to be the best one day show in South Wales.
The area required for the show has grown from 4 acres in 1981 to 20 acres in 2011. The growth has proved a challenge in recent years and the show relocated in 2012, to the prestigious surroundings of Ffos Las Racecourse. The show remained in Ffos Las until 2018, where the show will be held in Pembrey Country Park. Very little formal publicity is undertaken, and we rely on word of mouth and presence at other shows. The new venue brings the show closer to centres of population and publicity from this award will help promote the show to a wider audience.
Being the last show of the season in West Wales it has much to offer and this has been put to advantage in the Champion of Champions competitions. This provides competitors with substantial prize money for the overall champions of the year in two cattle sections. There is considerable sponsorship support in these classes and in other sections of the show.
The society is keen to ensure young peoples’ involvement. The local YFC is the oldest in Wales and its members support the show by taking part and stewarding in many sections of the show. The domestic tent is one to behold, the sections promote agriculture to a different audience while also providing the challenge of competition.