By Meyrick Brown

PEMBROKESHIRE federation YFC were overall winners for the second year running at the all Wales YFC Field Day.

Hosted by Carmarthen Federation and held at the United Counties Agricultural Showground, the event gives members an opportunity to test their skills in stockjudging, fence erecting, the use of farm machinery and their knowledge of first aid.

Throughout the day young people from across Wales participated in a range of competitions which retain close links with the agricultural industry and rural skills including a new competition for sheepdog handlers – this proved very successful with five members competing to a notably high standard.

As well as members competing throughout the day, the winner of the Wales YFC BVD marketing campaign was announced as Treuddyn YFC, Clwyd.

The club successfully designed a marketing campaign to help raise awareness of BVD throughout Wales and won a cash prize of £700. Runners-up and winning £300 were Bro Ddyfi YFC from Montgomery.

Wales YFC’s competitions committee chairman, Dewi Parry, said “The Wales YFC Field Day showcases the very best of the organisation’s core agricultural competitions, teaching members how to select the animals that best suit the market, as well as how to maintain machinery to their best with an importance on health and safety.

"Once again the standard was very high and warmest congratulations to the Pembrokeshire team who were overall winners for the second year with Carmarthen and Brecknock as joint runners-up."


Senior Fencing – Pembrokeshire (Iwan Twose, Christopher Davies and Daniel Phillips); res – Brecknock.

Junior Fencing – Ceredigion ( John Jenkins, Dyfan Jones and Llyr Evans); res-


Workshop Skills – Carmarthenshire (Catrin Evans, Hefin Jones, Arwel Jones and Aled Jones); res – Pembrokeshire. Best individual in the First Aid task – Sian Healey, Brecknock.

Junior Fferm Factor – Brecknock (Rhodri Jones and Ryan Jones); res – Pembrokeshire.

Senior Stockman of the Year – Carmarthenshire (Caryl Howells, Anwen Jones, Elin Childs and Arwel Thomas); res – Ceredigion. Best individual – Caryl Howells;

Junior Stockman of the Year – Pembrokeshire (Annie Peters, Rhys James, Sion Wilson and Steffan Wilson); res – Clwyd. Best individual – Cain Owen, Ynys Môn.

Sheepdog Trials – Logan Williams, Carmarthenshire; res – Dewi Jenkins, Ceredigion.

YFC Live – Ceredigion (Hafwen Davies, Sioned Davies, Lois Jones and Nia Morgans); res – Carmarthenshire.

Overall Winning Federation – Pembrokeshire; joint runners up – Brecknock and Carmarthenshire.

The event was sponsored by NFU Mutual agencies within the county and many local farmers and businessmen supported by loaning their livestock and machinery for the various competitions.