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WALES YFC WINTER FAIR RESULTS

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Members of the Montgomery Federation – overall winners of the Butchers Lambs and Butchers Beef Stock judging competitions at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair pictured with Kate Miles, Wales YFC Chairman

YFC members from all over Wales travelled to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Winter Fair to compete in a variety of competitions which were held over the two days.

Counties competed against each other to take the honours in the Wales YFC / FUW beef and lamb stock judging competitions, where the Montgomery Federation was the overall winners of both competitions. In joint second place were Brecknock and Radnor Federations.

Members also took part in other competitions which included the Randal Parker Foods carcass judging, lamb trimming and a decorate a Christmas wreath.

Gwennan Davies, Chairman of Wales YFC Competitions Committee said,
“This year we have experienced extremely high standard, this is an event that really showcases the talents of rural youth. The members of the movement, who have competed here in the last two days, have displayed eagerness and passion for agriculture. They have worked extremely hard to prepare their breeding stock or practicing for the stock judging and lamb trimming competitions. Congratulations to all who competed and thank you for displaying the fruits of their labour to farmers in Wales and beyond. My sincere thanks to all judges, stewards and sponsors for their continued support towards the Wales YFC events, without their support it would be difficult to maintain such a varied program.”

Here are the results from the 2013 Winter Fair in all Wales YFC events:

OVERALL FUW / WALES YFC BEEF AND LAMB STOCK JUDGING
1st Montgomery YFC (photo attached – members with Kate Miles, Wales YFC Chairman)
=2nd Brecknock YFC
=2nd Radnor YFC

2013 FUW / Wales YFC Butchers’ Beef Stock Judging
In joint first place for this year’s Butchers’ Beef Stock Judging competition were Clwyd, comprised of Llio Jones, Iolo Francis, Sion Eilir Roberts and Dafydd Jones and Montgomery with Gareth Evans, Sarah Probert, Tudor Lewis and Dyfan Breeze. The Radnor team were third with Helen Powell, George Morgan, Hywel Watson and Gemma Price.

The highest individuals were awarded as follows:-
Under 16
1st – Isobel Smith - Glamorgan
2nd – Ilan Hedd Jones - Meirionnydd
=3rd – Lee Thomas - Hereford
=3rd – Rhys Davies – Ceredigion

Under 18
1st – Andrew Watkins - Gwent
2nd – Tudor Lewis - Montgomery
3rd – Sion Eilir Roberts - Clwyd

Under 21
1st – Iolo Francis - Clwyd
2nd – Dyfrig Williams - Ceredigion
3rd – William Seth Williams - Eryri

Under 26
1st – Helen Powell - Radnor
2nd – Owen Watkins - Brecknock
3rd – Gareth Evans - Montgomery

2013 FUW / Wales YFC Butchers’ Lambs Judging.
The Brecknock team of Morley Jones, Rhodri Jones, Jonathan Davies and Rachel Gittoes took home the team award, while Radnor members Ella Harris, Sam Bowen, Laura Watson and Will Rogers were second, with Aron Rees, Sian Lewis, David Andrew and Rhys Vaughan from Montgomery being placed third.

The highest individuals were awarded as follows:-
Under 16
1st – Ella Harris - Radnor
2nd – Llywela Edwards - Clwyd
3rd – Aron Rees - Montgomery

Under 18
1st – Rhodri Jones - Brecknock
=2nd – Rhys Roberts - Meirionnydd
=2nd – Will Coney - Pembrokeshire

Under 21
1st – Will Probert - Gwent
2nd – Elen Thomas - Ceredigion
3rd – Tom Jones - Glamorgan

Under 26
1st – Rachel Gittoes - Brecknock
2nd – Will Rogers - Radnor
3rd – Sarah Hardman - Shropshire

Trophies were awarded to the highest individuals that gave their reasons through the medium of Welsh and this year they were awarded to those competing in the Butchers beef competitions. The members were as follows;
16 and Under – Ilan Hedd Jones - Meirionnydd
18 and Under – Sion Eilir Roberts - Clwyd
21 and Under – Iolo Francis - Clwyd
26 and Under – Ffion Jones - Carmarthenshire

2013 Wales YFC Lamb Carcass Competition sponsored by Randall Parker Foods
Gwent took home the team trophy, thanks to Daniel Whistance, Nerys Lewis, Dan Jones and Rhys Whittingham. In second place was Meirionnydd’s team, comprising of Dafydd Davies, Ifan Davies, Gethin Jones, Catrin Lisa Davies. The Carmarthenshire team, represented by Ifan Williams, Ifor Jones, Ffion Rees and Geraint Griffiths were third.

The highest individuals were awarded as follows;
Under 16
1st – Elin Havard - Brecknock
2nd – Dafydd Davies - Meirionnydd
3rd – Ifan Williams - Carmarthenshire

Under 18
1st – Nerys Lewis - Gwent
2nd – Tudor Lewis - Montgomery
3rd – Rhodri Jones - Brecknock

Under 21
1st – Dan Jones - Gwent
2nd – Tom Morris – Montgomery
3rd – Ffion Rees - Carmarthenshire

Under 26
1st – Catrin Lewis Davies - Meirionnydd
2nd – Gwenno Pritchard Evans – Ynys Môn
3rd – Geraint Griffiths - Carmarthenshire

Wales YFC Decorate a Christmas Wreath Competition 2013
First place was awarded to Becky George from Montgomery, with Elain Jones from Clwyd in second place and in joint third was Joshua Bennett from Pembrokeshire and Angharad Evans from Glamorgan.

Lamb Trimming Competition
In this competition competitors were required to prepare a lamb for a fat stock show. Aled Groucott representing Gwent was placed first with Gareth Jones, Pembrokeshire second and Hugh Prothero from Brecknock third.

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