Dafydd Owen

Dolwen, Conwy

Dafydd Owen’s interest in farming started at a young age, helping out at every opportunity on the family farm at Llanddoged.

Now aged 33 he is farming in his own right, managing a flock of 2,000 ewes in a share farming agreement with two partners on 300 hectares on the Coed Coch Estate, where he now lives with his wife, Sioned, and their daughter, Megan.

Dafydd, who is responsible for the day to day management of the farm and the flock, is aiming to improve ewe performance, by regularly monitoring ewe condition and keeping a younger flock, to increase profitability.

When he is not farming, he enjoys singing as a member of Hogie’r Berfeddwlad choir and participating in country sports including clay and game shooting.                     

More recently he has been studying beekeeping and now has his own hives.

Dafydd is continually seeking to learn new things and build his skillset, firmly believing in the value it brings to him personally and to his business. 

Winning a place on the Farming Connect Business & Innovation Programme is part of that strategy.

“As a member of the Agri Academy I am looking forward to meeting industry experts and business leaders to improve my understanding of the issues that will impact my business, to build business resilience and to identify any flaws in my future plans."

“It is a very unique and rewarding opportunity to be part of a platform that will allow me to meet individuals from some of the most forward-thinking agricultural businesses in Wales, more important now than ever as the agricultural sector prepares for critical times ahead.’’