The demonstration area included large-scale plots exhibiting several of the market-leading Aber HSG cutting and grazing mixtures, plus examples of the latest new varieties on the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists. In addition, there were displays to demonstrate alternative forage crops and root growth columns.
The unenviable task of picking a winner from over 80 trade stands at the event went to
Steve Hughson, Chief Executive, Royal Welsh Agricultural Society and Ann Tudor, wife of Tom Tudor, 2018 Royal Welsh President.
Commenting on the judging, Steve Hughson said: “While judging the excellent variety of trade stands at the Grassland Event, Ann and myself were particularly looking for stands that had gone the extra mile to promote their product and represent the grassland themed event. The Germinal trade stand included pre-sown grass demonstration plots and educational exhibits representing how grass grows both above and below the ground. The exhibit clearly displayed the value of soil and different grass types. In addition, the staff were engaging and helpful. The stand was a worthy recipient of the best trade stand award.”