National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

08 December 2009

Wales YFC NatWest calf rearing competition winner

Edward Powell, of Radnor Valley YFC, Radnor, reared the supreme champion in the Wales YFC NatWest calf rearing competition, with Alex Hope of Builth Wells YFC, Brecknock winner of the competition last year, rearing the reserve supreme champion.

Edward, 18, who works on the family farm in New Radnor, near Presteigne, won with his heifer, which he has been rearing and preparing for the Winter Fair since earlier this year.

Edward also won the best stockman award, which takes into consideration the way in which the members take care and prepare their calves for the competition.

All competitors also had the opportunity to sell their calves at the the fair and Edward sold his for £4,700.

Caroline Dawson, Wales YFC activities and international committee chairwoman, said: "This is an excellent achievement and everyone gained valuable stockmanship skills and experience of showing cattle. All of the calves were of an excellent standard and it is extremely pleasing for our members when prices such as these are achieved.”

The highest new competitor award was awarded to Meinir Jones, of Llanfynydd YFC, Carmarthenshire, who entered the competition with her steer.

Andy Woodthorpe, NatWest director rural Wales banking, added: "This is an excellent competition giving young farmers the opportunity to raise capital to buy their own animal and to show it at a world class event. The standard again this year was very high and I would like to congratulate everyone that entered."


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