Lowri Davies the daughter of Dylan and Pat Davies, Waunllannau, Ffynnonddrain, Carmarthen, has won the National Stockman of the Year competition for England and Wales.
Lowri who was competing for the last time as a YFC member before going over YFC age and hanging up her white coat gained exceptional National success.
Lowri in completing her YFC career said: “Hanging up my white coat after finishing my YFC competing career on a high as National Stockman of the Year. This seemed a distant possibility when I first had a go at this competition at 13 years old and came last but one in the county round.
“To all younger members starting their YFC journey I would say, grab every opportunity that comes your way. 26 will come around quick but by then YFC will have made you a better person. It will make you richer in a way that money never can, with lifelog skills and friendships. The more you put in to it the more you’ll get out of it. It’s been a blast.”
The competition held at Harper Adams University in September demanded the competitors to judge dairy cows, beef cattle, fat lambs and pigs as well as completing a project set weeks in advance completing a veterinary paper during the weekend.
Lowri Davies joined St Peters YFCs when only 11 years of age and has competed in various YFC competitions during her time as a member.
Presently Lowri is working in Lancashire and is currently a member of the federation.