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SHOW EXPERTISE PAYS DIVIDENDS.

FRESH from his winning exploits on last year's show circuit, 19-year-old Aled Hughes lifted the Gwyn Davies Rose Bowl as Clwyd YFC's senior stockman of the year.

The Uwchaled young farmer claimed top marks in the stock-judging competitions in the county federation's Field Day at Ruthin livestock market.

Just a mark behind was Morgan Spencer, 15, of Whitford YFC. Third was Heledd Owen, 25, of Uwchaled club.

Competitors were asked to assess dairy cattle, butchers beef, pigs and lambs - and complete an animal health questionnaire.

Junior stockman of the year - and winning the Eric Edwards Cup - was Uwchaled's Dion Edwards, 18. Sion Eilir Roberts, 16, of Ruthin YFC, was second, and Iolo Francis, 16, of Llangollen YFC, third.

Best senior stockjudging team overall was provided by Whitford YFC, with Betws yn Rhos having the best junior team.

"We had a great day's competing and would like to thank all our judges and stewards for their tireless work," said Eleri Roberts, Clwyd YFC county organiser.

The winners will represent Clwyd in the national Field Day finals next month. OTHER AWARDS Junior nature trail - Haf Spencer and Buddug Williams, Whitford; Efficiency with safety - David Owen-Jones and Huw Roberts, Whitford; ATV handling - Cilcain's Dan Griffiths and Sam Griffiths, Cilcain; Junior cycle safety - Dave Stoner and Andy Hughes, Cilcain; Club exhibit - Betws yn Rhos; Fencing - Bro Edeyrnion.

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From top left: Junior Stockman of the Year Dion Edwards and Senior Stockman Aled Hughes. Betws yn Rhos club's winning junior stock judging team - Tomos Lloyd, Gwen Lloyd and Casi Jones. Whitford YFC, overall winners of the Field Day.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 17, 2011
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