Organisers of the 2018 British Pig & Poultry Fair have said that feedback from a survey of visitors and exhibitors reveals that they considered it the best event yet.
Held in May at Stoneleigh Park, the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s (RASE) event attracted over 370 exhibitors and 10,131 visitors.
Event organiser Alice Bell said: “The professional and business nature of the pig and poultry sectors was clearly apparent at the Fair. Our survey shows that producers found it an extremely valuable and worthwhile day away from the farm.”
Ms Bell said that in total, 98% of visitors found what they were looking for at the Fair, with four out of five visitors planning to make changes to their business as a result of their visit.
Taking place every two years, the Fair is a chance for producers to see what is new, with 69% of visitors saying they attend the Fair to see new products, while 68% planned to make a purchase as a result of their visit.
Ms Bell added: “The RASE would like to thank all the visitors and exhibitors who helped make the 2018 Fair such a success. We are already working on ideas and improvements to ensure the 2020 event, taking place on May 12 and 13, continues to deliver for the industry.”