Search is on for Welsh Livestock Champion 2019

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Last year's NFU Cymru/NFU Mutual Livestock Champion of the Year award winner, Owen Watkins

NFU Cymru and NFU Mutual are again looking to find the best livestock person working within the agricultural industry in Wales.

Now in its sixth year, the Welsh Livestock Champion of the Year Award seeks to champion dedicated, committed and enthusiastic livestock persons from all across Wales. The award winner will receive a top prize of £500 and a Welsh Royal Crystal Trophy.

Wyn Evans, Chairman of NFU Cymru’s Livestock Board, who will judge on behalf of NFU Cymru, said: “Here in Wales we have some of the best quality beef and sheep in the world, produced to the highest animal health and welfare standards. This award aims to celebrate excellence amongst Welsh livestock producers.

“We want to recognise the key role an exceptional livestock person can make to a livestock farm, and to the Welsh livestock industry as a whole. Potential winners will be judged on their management of the flock/herd, their animal health planning, breeding programme, their stock handling skills, how they incorporate health and safety in to their day-to-day activities on-farm and their vision for the future of the industry.”

Mike Thomas, Builth Wells Group Secretary who will be judging the award on behalf of NFU Mutual, said: “The quality of the stockmanship is a major factor in determining the success of any livestock business. We have some superb stockpeople in the industry here in Wales and I am confident that this will be a keenly contested competition once again this year and one which NFU Mutual is pleased to support as the leading rural insurer in Wales.”

The closing date for entries is Monday, 11th November and the winner will be announced at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells on Monday 25th November 2019.

If you are interested in entering the award more information can be found here or you can download an application form here. Alternatively you can email Clare Williams at Y2xhcmUud2lsbGlhbXNAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw== or telephone the NFU Cymru office on 01982 554200.

Last edited: 11:25 on 11 October 2019

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