DAERA at Balmoral Show

Date published: 14 May 2024

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) stand at the 2024 Balmoral Show promises to be one to remember for the 110,000 people visiting the four-day event.


Why not come and visit our expert teams to learn more about DAERA? From improving our environment, learning about food technology, how we are planting more trees and having a go at weighing horses, the DAERA stand is a must-see part of the 155th Balmoral show.

There is an opportunity to explore the big issues affecting us all with the Green Growth and Climate Action exhibit as well as the DAERA ‘Farm Support and Development Programme’ exhibit to see the incredible work they are doing. There are also DAERA exhibits around plant health and antimicrobial resistance.

You can visit our Beef Carbon reduction Scheme and Environmental Farming Scheme exhibit that showcase what we are doing to help our agriculture sector improve the environment and stay resilient.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency will have an exhibit titled ‘Drop by Drop:Water for Life’. The main constituent of the earth’s hydrosphere always creates a talking point in Northern Ireland.

Our amazing CAFRE colleagues will also be on site. Their Education Service will be promoting a range of education programmes available at Ennniskillen campus, Greenmount campus, Antrim, and Loughry campus, Cookstown.

The role of the Knowledge Advisory Service will be promoted by CAFRE with a focus on sustainability driven by our soil. Looking closer at two of the campus facilities CAFRE will be promoting food technology services at Loughry and equine courses at Enniskillen campus. The latter will include an interactive element demonstrating the use of weigh tape to help maintain appropriate fat scores in horses.

This year’s show promises fun and educational each day. You can also learn more about DAERA online services and the DAERA Direct office Network. 

So pop over to see the DAERA team at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn for the 155th Balmoral Show which takes place from Wednesday 15 May, to Saturday 18 May 2024, as we highlight the very best of Northern Ireland’s agri-food, environment and rural sectors.

Notes to editors: 

  1. All media queries should be directed to the DAERA Press Office: pressoffice.group@daera-ni.gov.uk or telephone: 028 9016 3460.
  2. The Executive Information Service operates an out of hours service for media enquiries only between 1800 hrs and 0800 hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The duty press officer can be contacted on 028 9037 8110.
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