Showcasing British food and farming at Lord Mayor’s Show

First published: 14 November 2022

The NFU, including the Student and Young Farming Ambassadors had an incredibly warm welcome from over half a million people when we took to the streets of London for the Lord Mayor’s Show this weekend. 

The NFU team showcased the significant role farmers play in producing the nation’s food, alongside caring for the great British countryside.

70 years of history

It was a great opportunity to support the Worshipful company of farmers celebrating their 70-year anniversary alongside Massey Ferguson, Red Tractor and the enthusiastic children and team from Surrey docks farm.

The float reflected the 70 anniversary and showcased British produce, proudly produced by British farmers, spanning from 1952 to 2022.

From milk churns, beer barrels, large wheels of cheese, sausages, and apple trees, to a large selection of veg, and an array of products now produced, including cereal, sugar, custard, beer, cider and wine, the float had it all. 

Old meets new

As a final finishing touch, the float was led by a 1952 Ferguson TE20 tractor, followed by an impressive state-of-the-art Massey Ferguson 8S.205 tractor, their most recent model, pulling the float, showcasing the difference in machinery used over the 70 years.

A hamper was presented to the Lord Mayor as we passed Mansion House, showcasing the best of British produce.

Spreading the message far and wide

As well as our message being heard on the streets, we also took to social media to make sure our message was spread far and wide.

Our Student Young Farmer ambassadors shared their views on what British farming meant to them and Our video of Tom Bradshaw, was the 3rd most retweeted of tweets using the #LordMayorsShow hashtag.

On the day #BackBritishFarming was the second most used hashtag after #LordMayorsShow, reaching 10 million people online and demonstrating how many members of the public Back British Farming.


 

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