Young farmers will take to their beds

21 July 2000

Young farmers will take to their beds

THE 6000 members of the Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs plan four days of activities, including a main ring bed race.

While traditional stock judging and craft competitions are still important, organisers have arranged new challenges such as cooking with the rationed ingredients available in 1940, designing and constructing an ornamental rose arch and creating an advertising campaign to promote Welsh wool. There will even be a sheep dog trial for blindfolded handlers.

More than 3000 members of Waless 180 YFCs will camp out in the shows unique Young Peoples Village.

Newly elected Federation chairman Aled Griffiths, who farms near Machynlleth and is an NFU group secretary, says that the movement has made a valuable contribution to rural Wales for 70 years, and will continue to deliver a successful blend of friendship, fun, training and challenges to young people.

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