CLWYD Young Farmers recently represented the county at the all-Wales YFC field day, which was held in Pembrokeshire.

The Clwyd senior fencing team from Betws yn Rhos came second in their competition and Dafydd Williams, from Cilcain, was the runner-up in the mock auction section.

Overall, Clwyd finished sixth.

The Wales YFC field day was held at the Pembrokeshire Agriculture Showground in Haverfordwest on April 27 and it was hosted by the Pembrokeshire federation.

The event was sponsored by the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society, who provided the venue, as well as many local businesses who provided their stock and machinery for the various competitions.

Organisers are also grateful to all stewards who gave their time to ensure the day ran smoothly.

Throughout the day, members from all parts of Wales competed in various competitions with close links to the agriculture industry and countryside skills, and showing skills including fencing, stockjudging and sheepdog trials.

As well as competing throughout the day, the winner of the BVD marketing challenge was announced in partnership with Allflex.

A very successful marketing campaign was presented to raise awareness of BVD amongst Welsh farmers and the judges were delighted by the high standard of competition.

As a result of the good work created, the judges decided to award prizes to three clubs for their efforts and they presented a £500 award to Caerwedros YFC from Ceredigion, Bro Ddyfi YFC from Montgomery and Maendy YFC from Glamorgan.

The three videos are now online to promote the BVD campaign.

There was also excitement amongst the members as Wales YFC, in partnership with Menter Moch Cymru, revealed an exciting new pig finishing competition for the forthcoming year.

Entries are invited from any members who are interested in finishing their own pigs.

As part of the initiative, members will receive five pigs, training and support on how to finish and prepare them to be shown at the winter fair in Builth Wells.

The chairman of Wales YFC's competitions committee Elen Williams said: “We had a very successful field day once again this year... despite Hannah and the weather’s best attempts.

"This is an important day in our competitions calender as it introduces new activities and gives the members new experiences, as well as developing their key rural skills, for example fencing and farm safety with machinery.

We are grateful to Pembrokeshire YFC for hosting the event and congratulations to all the competitors."