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2016 News from the South wales club

The club’s activities began at The Penybont Inn, Llanfynydd for the club’s annual Sunday Lunch and AGM.  Members get together for a chat and an enjoyable meal. The following members were elected/re-elected:-

Chair – William and Meinir Davies                  Vice chairman – Aled James

Secretary – Janet Thomas (01558 668264)        Vice secretary – Delyth John (01267 290450)

Treasurer – Huw Jones.

The cow and calf competition at the Royal Welsh show was won by Carwyn Lewis of the Einon herd.  We would like to thank Mrs Sabrina Johnson for her continued support in sponsoring this competition.

The popular photo competition was held at the RWAS and was judged by Radio Cymru presenter Mr Geraint Lloyd.  He was very impressed by the standard of the photos entered, and the winners were interviewed by Geraint Lloyd for his evening radio programme.

1st Angharad Thomas, Caeresgob

2nd Angharad Davies, Coedllys

3rd Cerys Thomas, Caeresgob

Our Annual Herd Visit was to the Castell herd by the kind permission of Sociey President Mrs Jane Davies and family. An excellent afternoon was had by all and we saw fine examples of the breed as we transported  around the farm with tractor and trailers .  Our sincere thanks go to Mr and Mrs Davies and family for the warm welcome we received and also for organising the weather in such a challenging wet summer, and also for the banquet.

The winner of the Glyn Jones Junior Heifer Championship was Carwyn Lewis, Einon herd and Reserve champion went to Miss Alaw James, Tysul herd.

We would like to thank Mr.Glyn Jones for his continued support to the club, for which we are entirely grateful. Diolch Glyn.

The highlight of the year for the Club is the result of the herd competition, which this year was judged by Mr. Len Bigley and his son Mr Simon Bigley of The Quakers Farm, Michaelchurch, Escley, Hereford.  I’d like to thank Mr. Bigley and Simon for giving up their time and judging the competition.


The results were announced by Mr. Bigley at the Club’s Annual Dinner which was held at the Penybont Inn, Llanfynydd, Carmarthen.  The results are:-

 Herds 10 & under

1st            Trefor Jones, Cwmcae

2nd           Christine Carberry, Crymlyn

3rd           Carwyn Lewis, Einon

 Herds 11 – 20

1st           Chris & Meg Thorpe, Lucton

2nd          Amgueddfa St Fagan, Sain-Ffagan

3rd         Lorraine Howells, Cwmcarno

 Herds 21 – 36

1st           Glyn & Bethan Thomas, Dyfnant

2nd          Katie Davies, Ty Talgarth

3rd          Ian & Delyth John, Gorsgoch

 Herds over 36

1st           Gareth & Diane James, Syfni

 Cow & Calf

1st           Trefor Jones, Cwmcae

2nd          Aled James, Tysul

3rd          Lorraine Howells, Cwmcarno

 Group of 4

1st           Gareth & Diane James, Syfni

2nd          Ian & Delyth John, Gorsgoch

 Best Pair

1st              Sain Ffagan

2nd             Ben Reynolds, Trefachan-ar-Daf

3rd             Chris & Meg Thorpe, Lucton

 Stock Bull

1st             Marian Phillips, Dancoed

2nd            Lorraine Howells, Cwmcarno

3rd            Angharad Jones, Cariad

 New members

1st            Katie Davies, Ty Talgarth

2nd           Angharad Jones, Cariad

 Best Cross Bred calf

1st            Angharad Davies, Coedllys

2nd           Carwyn Lewis, Einon

 The Champion of Champions Herd was wan by Mr. Trefor Jones of the renowned Cwmcae herd. Thanks go to Mr. Mike Tancock for sponsoring this competition.


The Small Shows Competition was won this year by

1st – Marian Phillips, Dancoed

2nd Carwyn Lewis, Einon

3rd Aled James, Tysul

4th Ben Reynolds, Trefechan-ar-Daf

 We are grateful to Lorraine Howells for her continued support to the club and for sponsoring the Small shows competition.


At the Winter Fair the winners of the highet placed, home bred Welsh Black steer and heifer exhibited by a club member went to Mr Ben Reynolds, Trefychan-ar-Daf herd for the heifer, and Miss Angharad Davies, Coedllys herd with the steer.  Again we are extremely grateful to Mrs Marian Philips and Miss Lorraine Howells for providing the winner’s  with a bottle of whisky each.

I would once again like to thank all officials, members and sponsors for their continued support throughout the year.

We are now looking forward to another busy year within the club.  For more details of the club/activities phone the above secretaries