AN agriculture bursary has enables another YFC member to develop their business.

Huw Jones, a member of Llangefni YFC on Ynys Môn, was awarded with a prize of £1,000 kindly donated by the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales.

This took place at Lantra’s land-based learner award ceremony as Huw was named as the winner of the 2019 Wales YFC agricultural bursary, in association with the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales.

The award seeks to support young people who are trying to secure a future for themselves in agriculture.

A panel of judges decided that the deserving winner of the prize this year was Huw, as he showed exceptional innovation skills.

Following a great deal of research, Huw is in the process of setting up his own business of milking sheep.

He has purchased a flock of 50 Friesland ewes with the plan to start milking them early in 2020.

The cost of setting up a news business is substantial and eventually, Huw explained he will need to purchase a mobile milking parlour and a machine to rear the lambs.

Huw’s main priority at present is to purchase a ram of high standard, as he feels it is important to set a good foundation for the business.

Having received the good news, Huw said: “I am delighted to have won the agricultural bursary.

"This will be huge for me when trying to develop the new innovative business.”

Speaking on behalf of Wales YFC, Lee Pritchard added: “This year saw another strong entry of candidates and we are very pleased the stakes are high for this excellent opportunity.

"There were many entries showing a high standard of business minded individuals.

"Huw Jones’ idea of milking sheep I’m sure will be a success as it’s different, and I am confident he will hit a niche market.

"We wish all our worthy candidates the very best in the future and encourage them to try again next year.”

Wales YFC is grateful to the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales for supporting them once again this year and they look forward to working with them next year.