Fflur Richards

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

With aspirations to one day work as a large animal vet, sixth form student Fflur Richards is already showing a keen interest in implementing innovative breeding technologies in the family farming business.

Fflur is very involved in the embryo transfer work in the Blue Faced Leicester flock at Penyback, Llandyfaelog, where her family also milks cows and has a beef enterprise.

She is currently studying for A levels in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and the Welsh Baccalaureate at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin and hopes to embark on a degree in veterinary medicine at university.

“In order to help address the climate and nature emergencies, I am interested in the role animal health and welfare has in improving efficiency and reducing methane and would like to focus my interests on improving these aspects,’’ she says.

Despite the challenges currently facing agriculture, Fflur remains committed and enthusiastic for the future of the industry.

She is looking forward to broadening her horizons with the innovative ideas she will gain through involvement in the Agri Academy Junior Programme.

Fflur is an active member of St Ishmaels YFC, representing the club in public speaking, cookery and drama competitions.

“This will empower me to bring ideas for improved efficiency and productivity home to the family farm and to use within my future career as a vet too.’’