THE long nights of practice and preparation for the Rally ended for the Carmarthenshire YFC members as the Rally was held at the Showground, Nantyci on Saturday (May 11).
Hundreds of people came to support the members and to see their excellent work in competitions such as singing, cooking, calf preparation and shearing, and it was certainly a challenge for the judges.
After all the competing and judging, the time came to honour the new County Ambassadors for the Young Farmers. The County’s new Female Ambassador is Angharad Thomas of Dyffryn Tywi YFC and Carwyn Jones of Penybont YFC as new Male Ambassador.
Deputy Ambassadors for this year include Rhian Hughes of Llandovery YFC, Mared Evans of Penybont YFC, Rhiannon John of Llandybie YFC, and Daniel Irving of Capel Iwan YFC.
The Junior Member of the Year, Cadi Fflur Evans of Penybont YFC, and the County’s Senior Member, Ffion Medi Rees of Llanfynydd YFC, were also honoured.
The Junior Stockman of the Year was Rosie Davies of Llannon YFC, and the Senior Stockman of the Year was Anwen Jones of Llanllwni YFC.
The winner of the Aled Howells Memorial Cow for the main Stockman over the years was Ifan Williams of Llangadog YFC.
Finally, a host of awards were presented to the members who came first during the day. Congratulations to all of them on their success and good luck to the members who will represent the County at Wales level at the Royal Welsh Show and on National Level.
The day would not have been possible without the cooperation of the Showground staff or the Llandovery YFC stewards for their tireless work before and on the day of the Rally, and also to Llanfynydd YFC for stewarding the dance.
Thanks are also due to St Ishmael YFC for stewarding the Stock Judging evenings. Thanks to them and thanks to the farmers who provide locations to hold the stock and stock judging nights.
The Organization is very dependent on people’s goodwill and this is certainly true of the sponsors who continue to support the Organization in Carmarthenshire. Many thanks to Castell Howell Foods for being the main sponsor of the Rally again this year, which would not have been possible without your financial help.
Thank you to all the officers, County Ambassadors and gate stewards and to everyone else who helped in any way. The Rally was a successful day because of their hard work and a very enjoyable evening was held at the Dance on Brynawelon Farm, Llanfynydd with Baldande as entertainment. A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Ian Thomas for being happy to have the dance there and for preparing the shed.
Congratulations to Llandovery YFC for winning the Junior Section and Llanllwni YFC for winning the Senior Section.
Paul & Whites Cup awarded to the highest team in the Senior Welsh Mountain Ponies Section A Judging Competition
Iestyn Owen & Lisa Davies, Capel-Arthne
Emrys Bowen Cup awarded to the highest placed team in the Junior Welsh Mountain Ponies Section A Stockjudging Competition
Carys Phillips & Rhys Griffiths, Llanddarog
Dyffryn Cothi Y.F.C. Silver Challenge Cup for the highest team in the Senior Welsh Mules Sheep Stockjudging Competition
Jack Davies & Caryl Howells, Llangadog
Whitland Y.F.C. Challenge Cup for the highest team in the Junior Welsh Mules Sheep Stockjudging Competition
Iestyn Richards & Henry Bennett, San Ishmael
Llangadog Y.F.C. Challenge Shield for the highest scoring team in the Senior Welsh Blacks Cattle Stockjudging Competition
Aled Davies & Steffan Thomas, Llangadog
Lyn Thomas Challenge Tankard for the highest scoring team in the Junior Welsh Blacks Cattle Stockjudging Competition
Cerys Thomas & William Davies, Dyffryn Tywi
Sliver Cup presented to the highest team in the Senior Fencing Competition at the County Field Day
Silver Cup for the highest team in the Junior Fencing Competition at the County Field Day
E C Hills Cup for the highest team in the Rally promotional Sign Competition at the County Field Day
D. C. Phillips Challenge Cup for the highest team in the Federation Display Competition
Paul and Whites Challenge Cup for the highest scoring team in the Junior Generation Game
Dylan Thomas & Elan Williams, Llanfynydd
Llanarthne Y.F.C. Cup awarded to the highest team in the Senior Generation Game
Wyn Jones & Ioan Lewis, Llanymddyfri
Eira Talella Memorial Shield for the highest individual in the Floral Art Competition – NFYFC U16
Menna Hughes, Llanymddyfri
Silver Rose Bowl for the highest scoring individual in the Floral Art Competition – NFYFC U21
Gethin Jones, San Ishmael
Mr. & Mrs. Dewi Thomas Silver Rose bowl for the highest scoring individual in the Floral Art Competition – RWAS U16
Megan Jones, San Cler
Large Silver Bowl for the highest scoring individual in the Floral Art Competition – NFYFC U26
Catherine Griffiths, San Cler
Mr. Huw Evans Tankard awarded to the highest scoring team in the Senior Woodwork Competition
Deian Rees & Dafydd Davies, Cynwyl Elfed
Aled Tyreglwys Perpetual Memorial Cup awarded to the highest placed Team in the Junior Woodwork Competition
Alwyn Evans & Tomos Jones, Llanllwni
Lever Cup awarded to the highest team in the Senior Shearing Competition
Gary Childs & Daniel Thomas, Llanfynydd
Patterned Silver Cup for the highest scoring individual in the Wool Handling Competition
Manon Johnston, Dyffryn Cothi
Stella Jones Silver Tray awarded to the highest Team in the Fashion Parade Competition
Ffion Rees, Llinos Thomas & Sara Roberts, Llanfynydd
Brynaman YFC Cup awarded to the highest placed individual the U21 Craft Competition
Betsan Jones, Llanllwni
Mrs. Glenys Walters Silver Challenge Cup awarded to the highest individual in the Caricature Competition
Sara Williams, Llanfynydd
Morlogws Challenge Cup awarded to the highest team in the RWS Cookery Competition
Nerys Jones & Carys Hughes, Llanymddyfri
Silver Cup for the highest scoring team in the NFYFC Cookery Competition
Gwenann Jones, Angharad Thomas & Cerys Thomas, Dyffryn Tywi
Kay Gynn vase awarded to the highest team in the Dressing up Competition
Rose Wilkinson & Menna Bennett, Llanymddyfri
Ashley Davies Pewter Cup for the highest scoring team in the Main Ring Display
Silver Challenge Cup awarded to the highest team in the Tug of War Competition – Mens Section
Cwpan Coffa Nia Wyn Thomas awarded to the highest team in the Tug of War Competition – Womens Section
Quite Big Pretty for the highest team in the Tug of War Junior Competition
Richards Nythfa Shield for the highest team in the Item to Depict a Nursery Rhyme
Lowri Rees & Martha Sauro, Llanelli
ACT LTD Challenge trophy for the Twist on a Nursery Rhyme
Tankard for the highest team in the Senior Singing Group Competition
British Oil & Cake Mills Tankard for highest induvidual in Senior Singing Solo Competition
Carwen George, Dyffryn Cothi
Trefechan Shield awarded to the highest scoring team in the Junior Singing Group Competition
Carmarthenshire Accredited Poultry Breeders Bowl for highest individual in Junior Singing Solo Competition
Non Roberts, Llangadog
Heddlu Dyfed Powys Silver Cup awarded to the highest placed team in the Blindfolded Obstacle Course
Sarah Howells & Emma Howells, San Cler
Deosan Cup awarded to the highest scoring team in the Junior Dancing Competition
Pewter Cup awarded to the highest scoring team in Senior Dancing Competition
Huw Evans Auctioneer’s Challenge cup for the Highest team in the Tractor Handling Competition
Carys Jones & Steffan Thomas, Llangadog
Carmarthen Federation of Y.F.C. Farming and Wildlife Award Cup awarded to the highest team in the Capable Campers
Harri Morris, Gwion Page & Gareth Williams, Llandybie
Silver Cup awarded to the highest placed individual in the Junior Prepare a Beef Calf Competition
William Edwards, Llandeilo
Silver Cup awarded to the highest individual in the Senior Prepare a Dairy Calf Competition
Rhydian Jones, Llannon
A C Bryer silver cup for the highest scoring individual in the Junior Prepare a Dairy Calf Competition
Elan Thomas, Penybont
Old Ladies TOW silver cup to the best team in Cook Welshcakes Competition
Ffion Raymond & Gwenno Roberts, Llanfynydd
Richard Werrett Memorial Cup to highest scoring team in the Scrapbook Competition
Phillip Davies & Gareth Davies Memorial Cup awarded to the highest individual in the Senior Field Day Stockman of the Year Competition
Anwen Jones, Llanllwni
Vale of Towy trophy awarded to the highest individual in the Junior Field Day Stockman of the Year Competition.
Rosie Davies, Llannon
Buwch goffa Aled Howells am Prif Stocman y flwyddyn
Ifan Williams, Llangadog
Silcox Challenge Cup for the Runners Up in the Senior Section.
Carmarthenshire Farmers Co-op Society Challenge Shield awarded to the Club gaining the highest number of points in the Senior Section.
Spillers Challenge Shield for the Runners Up in the Junior Section.
N.F.U. County Challenge Shield awarded to the Club gaining the highest number of points in the Junior Section.