The Welsh National sheepdog trials will be held at Sandilands farm, Tywyn, Gwynedd, from August 24 to August 26, and the Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) is excited to join the event on union member Geraint Owen’s holding.

Owen is no stranger to hosting such events, having previously hosted the 2016 International Sheep Dog Trials.

Geraint Owen of Sandilands farm, Tywyn, has had close connections with the FUW over many years and is a former chairman of the Tywyn branch

Sandilands is a Beef and Sheep farm with around 2000 breeding ewes and 150 breeding limousines and limousine-cross suckler cows.

The Owen family have farmed at Sandilands since 1938 when Geraint’s grandparents took over the farm.

Geraint is the third generation to farm here in partnership with his brother Hugh.

The brothers also run a large caravan park business with other members of the family.

'A truly fascinating location'

FUW Meirionnydd county executive officer Huw Jones said:

“The fields where the trials are being held are in a truly fascinating location, with outstanding views over the Dysynni valley, and perfect for an event such as this.

We are pleased to be able to support this event, meet people in person and are hopeful that events such as this signal a return to normal.

“We wish all the competitors the very best of luck during the Welsh Sheep dog trials and look forward to welcoming people to the FUW stand.”