The Welsh Dairy show has become one of the premier business events for dairy farmers in Wales. The next Welsh Dairy Show, promoted by the United Counties Agriculture and Hunters Society, is planned to be held on Carmarthen Show Ground in October 2022.
The importance of the Welsh Dairy Show to the dairy business sector in Wales and beyond, is that it allows farmers to meet their suppliers, see pedigree cows judged and meet friends and colleagues.
The Society apologises for the events that have had to be cancelled but all existing bookings for previous cancelled events will be honoured.
To meet the requirements of the Welsh Government, and the combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and TB restrictions on cattle movements, and the fact the Welsh Dairy Show is mainly and in-door event suggests that it is too risky to run the event before we get the full all clear.
In addition, as a philanthropic charitable organisation, The United Counties Agricultural Hunters Society Trustees felt that they had a duty to support the NHS by allowing the site to be used as one of the largest sites for Covid testing and inoculation in Wales.
With its servicing of satellite units and the drive through facility which occupies most of the show site including the exhibition hall, we congratulate the NHS in the work done at the show.
Approaching half a million people have been passed through and been treated, many without leaving their car. This is likely to continue until at least March 2022.
Said the Society Chairman, – Mr Lyn Davies,
“The trustees and myself are very proud of the support the Society has provided to the NHS and the success of the Show ground in helping to fight the pandemic. However, I apologise to all our many visitors and charitable and business promoter who regularly use the site for the disruption that has been caused. We all hope things will return to normal as soon as possible in 2022, when we will welcome back old friends as well as promoting planned, new events.”
Reserve Champion : 443 Dylan Roberts, Elite Calvin Greta 15/7/17, Sire Vetsch’s Nesta Calvin ET PI
DOSBARTHIADAU ARBENNIG/ SPECIAL CLASSES
SP1. SUPREME CHAMPION HEIFER
Open to Breed Champion Heifer from each Breed.
Champion to receive the HSBC Supreme Challenge Trophy and £400 Prize Money and Reserve Champion £200 kindly sponsored by HSBC.
Champion : 403 * A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Beemer Kitty, 21/4/17, Sire Polbutte Mc Beemer
Reserve Champion: 424 * Iwan Rhys Morgan, Erie Gifted A Elegance VG88, 18/3/17
SP2. HOME-BRED HEIFER (SPECIAL)
Challenge Cup kindly presented by the family of the late Mr. Byrnan Davies (Past-Chief Executive of UCAS ) for the highest placed Home-bred Exhibit bred in theHeifer Section . The Cup together with £100 Prize Money.
403 * A H Wilson & Son, Tregibby Beemer Kitty, 21/4/17, Sire Polbutte Mc Beemer
SP3. INTER-BREED GROUP OF THREE
Only First Prize Winning Group from each Breed Section eligible to compete. Challenge Cup kindly presented by Messrs. J. Davies & Son, Pencader, together with Prize Money of £100; £60; £50,£40,£35, sponsored by Genus plc.
1st 430 A H Wilson & Son
2nd 418 A H Wilson & Son
3rd 448 RE & JS Jones
4th 438 Richard Norman
SP4. DOSBARTH ARCHWILIO CYNHYRCHIANT RHYNGFRID HSBC AGRICULTURE/ THE HSBC AGRICULTURE INTER-BREED PRODUCTION INSPECTION CLASS
The Perpetual Trophy kindly presented by HSBC.
1st A H Wilson & Son Bluegrass Sams Deamins
2nd Caroline & Mike Moody, Latifa Princess Leia
3rd A H Wilson & Son Bluegrass Colton Lady Sunshine
DOSBARTHIADAU’R PENCAMPWYR/ CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES
SP5. PRIF BENCAMPWR Y BUCHOD/ SUPREME CHAMPION COW
Yn agored i Bencampwr y Buchod o bob Brîd.
Y Pencampwr i ennill Tlws Her y Prif Bencampwr Genus, ynghyd â £400; y Cil-bencampwr i ennill £200.
Noddir y Gwobrau Ariannol yn garedig gan Genus Plc.
Open to Breed Champion Cow from each Breed.
Champion to receive the Genus Supreme Challenge Trophy
Reserve Champion: 429 A H Wilson & Son, Bluegrass Sams Dreaming, 8/6/13, Sire Bluegrass Lord Singing Sam
SP6 BUWCH A FAGWYD GARTREF (DOSBARTH ARBENNIG)/ HOME-BRED COW (SPECIAL)
Cyflwynir y Cwpan Her yn garedig gan y diweddar Mr Gatty Lewis a Mrs G. Lewis (Cyn-Lywydd y Gymdeithas) am y Fuwch orau a Fagwyd Gartref yn Nosbarth y Pencampwyr. Y Cwpan ynghyd â Gwobr Ariannol o £100.
Challenge Cup kindly presented by the late Mr. Gatty Lewis and Mrs. G. Lewis (Past-President of the Society) for the highest placed Home-bred Exhibit in theChampionship Class. The Cup together with £100 Prize Money
Dyfernir Tlws Parhaol Marlais, ynghyd â gwobr ariannol o £100, a gyflwynir yn garedig gan Mr John James, Tŷ Canol, Heol Derwydd, Rhydaman, i’r bridiwr a fydd yn ennill y nifer mwyaf o bwyntiau yn y dosbarthiadau bridiau agored.
The Marlais Perpetual Trophy together with £100 prize money kindly presented by Mr John James, Ty Canol. Derwydd Road, Ammanford awarded to the breeder gaining the highest number of points in the open breed classes.
A poster illustrating athletes drinking milk whilst running, with the caption ‘Milk is the best drink’, has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Welsh Dairy Show ‘Versatility of Milk’ art competition.
The overall winner, chosen from the hundreds of entries from across Wales, was Gruff Jones, aged 10, from Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog in Carmarthenshire.
The second-place winner was Megan Rees, aged 9, again from Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog in Carmarthenshire. Joint third place was awarded to Ella Jones, 11 years old, from Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Ruthin and Sophie Walters, 10 years old, from Waunarlwydd Primary School, Waunarlwydd, Swansea.
The winner receives a year’s supply of Carmarthenshire Cheese, £50 and a sports drinks bottle. The winning school, Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog, also receives £100. Second place all-Wales winner receives £35, a sports drinks bottle and a certificate. Both the third-place winners will receive sports drinks bottles, certificates and £15 each.
The overall winners were chosen from the finalists from each county that entered. Certificates and sports drinks bottles will also be sent to these finalists, from across Wales:
Rhian Hughes, aged 10, from Ysgol Pen-y-groes, Carmarthenshire
Amelia Ross, added 10, from Ysgol Pen-y-groes, Carmarthenshire
Fflur Morgan, aged 7, from Rhyd-y-Felin, Drefach, Llanybydder, Ceredigion
Elen Morgan, aged 10, from Rhyd-y-Felin, Drefach, Llanybydder, Ceredigion
Caio, aged 10 and Roxi aged 7, from Ysgol Yr Eifl, Trefor, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Tiffany James-Davies, aged 7, from Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn, Drefach, Ceredigion
Elen Sisto-Jones, aged 7, from Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn, Drefach, Ceredigion
Mair James, Organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show said,
“Thank you to all the school pupils for your fantastic drawings. We will put every entry on display at the Welsh Dairy Show on Tuesday, 24 October, for visitors to see their amazing efforts. I would also like to thank teachers for taking the time to discuss the value of milk whilst encouraging your students to enter the competition.”
The President of this year’s Show, Mansel Raymond, who farms at Jordanston hall, Haverfordwest, will present the winning school, Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog, their prize of £100 at approximately 12.30pm in the main ring at the Show on Nantyci Showground, Carmarthen.
Following the Award presentation, the children will take part in a cookery workshop with Lisa Fearn from Carmarthenshire’s Pumpkin Patch kitchen and garden school. Lisa will help the children make their very own pizzas with a cheese topping.
The Welsh Dairy Show would like to thank the competition sponsors: Carmarthenshire Cheese Company, Elanco, Mole Valley Farmers, Castell Howell, Glanbia, Cogent, Geraint Jones 4×4, Bibby, LHP Accountants and Gegin Fach y Wlad caterers. Also, a big thank you to the competition judges: Huw Williams from Elanco; Barrie Evans from Mole Valley Farmers, Sian Peace from Carmarthenshire Cheese Company and Mair James, the Welsh Dairy Show organiser.
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