HUNDREDS of people turned up to Coleg Cambria Llysfasi for an event which showcased the best of food, farming and agriculture in North Wales.

Crowds and competitors from across the region were drawn to the event which offered activities including a farmers’ market, a sheep shearing competition, and an open farm day by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF).

Also available on the day were forestry chainsaw demonstrations, rural arts and crafts, sheepdog trials, tractor rides, and digger challenges.

Industry bodies including British Wool, HCC, RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution) and the Farming Community Network were in attendance alongside a number of local food producers.

Iain Clarke, Head of Llysfasi, paid tribute to those who supported the event by attending. He said:

“We had a dry day with more than 500 visitors learning about food production and farming. It is encouraging to see that families are keen to learn about agriculture and land-based industries.

“As a college it is highly important to continue to host these events to showcase our campus and relay the positive image of UK farming and the hard work that goes into producing our food.”

The Llysfasi Shears competition was a popular event on the day with it featuring qualifying for the Welsh Open Circuit.

About the contest, farm manager, Dewi Jones, said: “We had an excellent shearing event again this year.

“Many thanks and well done to all who were involved in making Llysfasi Shears a success. We are proud to be hosts to one of the many events that are held across the UK during the summer season.”

The winners for each respective category in the shearing competition were:

Heiniger Open: Richard Jones

Senior: Gwidion Davies

Intermediate: Jac Davies

Junior: Sam Lloyd Jones

Blade Open: Elfed Jackson

Wool Handling Open: Aled Jones

Blade Test Wales vs England: Wales, represented by Richard Till and Robin Jones