IBERS, Aberystwyth University at The Royal Welsh Show 2017

We are located on two sites:

  • The Education Pavilion adjacent to S4C above the Main Ring (stand no. G469)
  • The IBERS Marquee in the Countryside Care area below the Food Hall / bandstand (Stand no. CCA795).

Come and learn more about our award winning world-recognised research, pick up a prospectus outlining all our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses throughout Show week or just call in for a cup of tea and some bara brith – we’ll be pleased to see you.

Information on what will be happening at both Aberystwyth University IBERS showground locations at this year's show is available on the following tabs:

IBERS Marquee: 2017 Activities

Forages for the Future

Learn how grass secures the future of food, environment and energy. Our multi-award winning Aber grass and clover varieties will be on display along with our giant plant. Our team of expert grass and legume breeders will be on hand with information, advice and presentations for farmers throughout the week.

Visit our Live Lab

Find out more about forages and their effect on a cow’s gut – bacteria, fungi and more…..

•Have a go at Bashing the Bugs!
•Quiz - which grass are you?
•Try some DNA Extraction
•Bug Fishing Game
•Microscopes reveal secrets of plants
•Find out about a range of parasites
•Watch plants grow using a homebuilt Raspberry Pi camera
•How much water can sphagnum moss hold?
•Make your own grass head to take home

Farming Connect Knowledge Exchange Hub

The Knowledge Exchange Hub is a joint collaboration between Farming Connect and IBERS, Aberystwyth University. Its purpose is to:

•provide an interface between researchers, advisory professionals and farmers/foresters
•increase the uptake of research outcomes in land based businesses across Wales
•increase researchers’ awareness of ground-based issues and solutions

Interested in Miscanthus?

Come and talk to us about Miscanthus and our up-coming Miscanthus Field Day for farmers.

Education Pavilion: 2017 Programme of Events

The Aberystwyth University Education Pavilion is next door to S4C above the Main Ring (Stand number G469).

IBERS lecturing staff will be on hand each day to talk to you about our courses and studying at Aberystwyth University. You can also find out more about our new BSc courses in Vet Bioscience and Equine Vet Bioscience.

Programme of events on the first floor of the Aberystwyth University Education Pavilion


11.30 – 13.00

Rural Health and Care Wales: “Launch of the new Website for Rural Health and Care Wales” (By Invitation)

15:30 - 18:00

IBERS VetHub 1 launch (By Invitation)


09:00 – 11:00
IBERS Distance Learning and the new AFTP (By Invitation)

11.30 - 13.00
Professional Translation Studies - Open to All

14:00 – 16:00
Old Students Association reception / Alumni event: “The future of villages and smalls towns” – Tom Jones OBE (By Invitation)



09:00 - 11.00
Flexible Intergrated Energy Sytems (FLEXIS) Breakfast
IBERS / Cardiff University 
(By Invitation)

13:00 - 16:00
Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AIEC) (By Invitation)

17:00 - 20:00 TBC
Future Farmers of Wales Private Reception


11.30 - 16:00
Farm Business Survey (FBS) Reception (By Invitation)

Photo Gallery

Take a look at images of IBERS' activity at the Royal Welsh Show through the years: