Daisy Williams

Llandinam, Powys

Daisy Williams helps to manage a flock of Cheviot, Blue Face Leicester and pedigree Texel ewes at Lower Gwernerin Farm, her family’s 138-hectare farm at Llandinam.

Farming is in her blood. “From a very young age agriculture has always been a huge passion of mine, I have been very involved from the moment I could walk,’’ she says.

As well as breeding Mules to sell as ewe lambs, Daisy helps to fatten around 20 store cattle every year, with the beef sold through the family’s own butcher’s shop in Llanidloes.

Matching animals to market demands is a skill she has developed by competing in the YFC stock judging competitions, winning in multiple livestock categories.

Among her greatest achievements was being placed second in an under 21s stockjudging competition for Cheviots at the Royal Welsh Show.

Daisy is currently a student at Reaseheath College, in her final year of a three-year Level 3 advanced technical extended diploma in agriculture.

She sees the Agri Academy as adding another important layer to her education.

“As a young farmer, the opportunities it will provide will be invaluable, and meeting like-minded people will broaden my horizons.

“As the farming industry is rapidly changing, I feel now is the right time for me to gain as much knowledge as possible and do what I can to help agriculture become more sustainable.’’