Five young farmers from across Wales are set to broaden their horizons, thanks to a rural travel scholarship.

The main winner of this year’s Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Travel Scholarship is Tomos Evans, of Llanddarog, near Carmarthen.

Tomos has received £1,000 to help him travel to America to research the Black Limousin cattle breed which has been developed there. He intends to establish a nucleus herd of his own upon his return.

Tomos said: “I am really looking forward to seeing at first hand how farmers in the USA are developing the Black Limousin breed.

“I will also be visiting Embryo Transplant Centres with a view to importing Black Limousin embryos in the near future.”

Tomos also plans to visit two farms in Scotland and the north of England that are already breeding Black Limousin cattle. Four other travellers have each received £250 from the scholarship.

Joy Cornock, of Fishguard, is currently an associate producer for Boomerang TV and also a freelance musician. She will travel to Kenya this summer on a YFC trip, along with Laura Andrews, from Llanllowell near Usk and Catherine Jones, who lives near Swansea.

Lyndsey Colohan, from Llangollen, will travel to Australia and New Zealand.