Llyr Thomas

Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire

A sheep farmer’s son from Carmarthenshire, Llyr Thomas has recently completed his A Levels at Christ College Brecon. Successfully managing to balance his studies whilst assisting with the physical and administrative demands of the family farm, including managing his own small flock of Blueface Leicester ewes, Llyr admits to possessing an intrinsic and active interest in both the agricultural industry and the important role it plays in ensuring the sustainability of the local environment and ecosystem. 

Captain of multiple sporting teams at school including the rugby team, Llyr is confident leading from the front. The confidence he has fostered through his academic and extracurricular activities are reflected in his position as head of the school’s debating society, skills which he has been able to transfer to his involvement with the Young Farmers Clubs (YFC). A member of Troedrhiwdalar YFC, Llyr enjoys stock- judging and shearing but confesses to relishing the public speaking and debating competitions most. 

Looking to the future, Llyr has strong aspirations to be at the forefront of the industry. Representing the agriculture sector, he would like to demonstrate the importance of the agrarian sector to the wider public and promote the viability and sustainability of Welsh produce. 

“Being part of the Agri Academy will be a fantastic opportunity not only to enrich my skillset and personal improvement but also to engage with industry leaders and discuss ideas with like-minded people who are as equally engaged with farming as myself. I’m hopeful that the Academy will also give me an insight into the sheer expanse of career opportunities and new pioneering agricultural approaches/technologies that are now found within our industry."