New President of RWAS

11 December 2012

Anglesey farmer Wyn Jones of Castellior, Menai Bridge, has been elected president of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for 2013 when Anglesey will be the feature county.

Mr Jones farms 700 acres and specialises in beef and sheep production. Seven hundred cattle, all bought as store animals, are finished on the farm annually and a flock of 750 crossbred ewes are mated with Texel and Suffolk rams.

Grassland management is the key to optimum production and the farm has a rotation of 70 acres of winter wheat and 70 acres of spring barley. The grass is dried and stored on the farm for stock feeding.

Castellior has been recognised over the years by winning several awards including the Royal Welsh Farm Buildings competition in 1986 and the All Wales Grassland competition in 1989. It has hosted a number of open days and demonstrations and introduced many foreign visitors and representatives of the meat industry to the high standards of beef and lamb production in Wales.

The new president is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies and a former county chairman of Anglesey NFU. He has also been president of Anglesey Agricultural Society and is a past chairman of the local grassland society.

He was a member of the panel which established the brand for Welsh Beef and was chairman of Welsh Lamb and Beef Promotions before it became Hybu Cig Cymru. He is a past president of Wales YFC and a life member of Ynys Mon YFC.

Mr Jones is married to Ann and they have two children, a daughter, Delyth, and son, Dylan, who is a partner in the farm business.