Sole sponsor Danske Bank has once again continued their support for the 36th consecutive year, with Rodney Brown, Head of AgriBusiness at Danske Bank, commenting:

“The Royal Ulster Winter Fair continues to be the premier dairy event in the Northern Ireland agricultural calendar and we’re delighted to play our part in its continued success. Our close links with The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) on this event reflects our commitment to long term partnerships with both the dairy industry and the agri food sector as a whole.

“We believe that the dairy industry on this island has a bright future. As it continues to evolve, there will be many challenges to overcome; however, there will also be opportunities and we look forward to discussing how we can support both farmers and industry at this year’s Fair.”

Rhonda Geary, RUAS Operations Director, added:

“The Royal Ulster Winter Fair has continued to grow year on year; it is recognised as the meeting place for the dairy industry in Ireland and is a firm favourite with visitors in the lead up to Christmas. We look forward to welcoming visitors and exhibitors to this year’s Winter Fair.

“The Society would like to thank Danske Bank for their continued generous backing. We are extremely proud of our ongoing partnership that highlights our own, and the bank’s, support of the dairy industry.”

The Winter Fair will take place at Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park on Thursday 8 December from 9am to 5pm.

Livestock entries are now open, closing Friday 18 November at 5pm. All entries can be made online at the Winter Fair website. You can also follow the Winter Fair on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.