A YOUNG West Wales farming family will host the NSA Welsh Sheep 2013, to be held on Tuesday, 21st May 2013 at Beili Ficer Farm, Llansawel, near Llandeilo.
Hosts Sion and Claire Williams, along with their son Harri, took on the 10-year tenancy of the 255-acre farm in 2010. They rent another 150 acres, and own a further 20 acres. The couple have taken advantage of grant aid, IT and relevant industry schemes and initiatives.
Their goal is to produce what the market wants from their mixed flock of 1,200 Mule, Texel Mule and Aberdale ewes, by maximising lamb production off grass and kilograms of lamb sold per ewe.
They are delighted with the farm business tenancy granted by brothers Alfor and Elwyn Thomas, who own the farm and are committed to helping other aspiring young farmers realise their dreams to farm in their own right.
A number of competitions will be run at NSA Welsh Sheep 2013 including the Young Shepherd of the Year Competition.
Open to all young persons aged up to 26 years on 30th July, 2014. Based in the Welsh Region, the winner will represent NSA Cymru/Wales Region at the UK finals at NSA Sheep 2014 to be held at Malvern on 30th July, 2014.
Sheep Dog Trials will also be held, with two sessions of 30 dogs. For further details, click here.
There will also be a shearing competition. Click here to download an entry form.
For further information about the event and details of exhibitor packs, please contact Helen Davies, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/fax 01938 590535 or 07976 803066.
You can download a printable information leaflet (including an order form for tickets) by clicking here. This document is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.