After a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, National Farmers' Union (NFU) Cymru and NFU Mutual are again on the lookout to find a ‘Livestock Champion’ working within the agricultural industry in Wales.

Looking for its seventh winner, the Welsh Livestock Champion of the Year Award seeks to spotlight dedicated, committed and enthusiastic livestock persons from all across Wales. The award winner will receive a top prize of £500 and a Welsh Royal Crystal trophy.

'The best quality beef and sheep in the world'

Wyn Evans, chairman of NFU Cymru’s Livestock Board, who will judge on behalf of NFU Cymru, said: “Here in Wales we have some of the best quality beef and sheep in the world, produced to the highest animal health and welfare standards.

"Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, farmers across the country have continued to rear their animals to these high standards and ensure the nation remains fed during unprecedented times.

"This award aims to celebrate excellence amongst Welsh livestock producers.

“We want to recognise the key role an exceptional livestock person can make to a livestock farm, and to the Welsh livestock industry as a whole.

Potential winners will be judged on their management of the flock/herd, their animal health planning, breeding programme, their stock handling skills, how they incorporate health and safety into their day-to-day activities on-farm and their vision for the future of the industry."

The closing date for entries is Friday, October 29, and the winner will be announced at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells on Monday, November 29, 2021.