YFC MEMBERS ENHANCING THEIR SKILLS IN PREPARATION FOR THE SHEARING SEASON




Selwyn Williams, Research and Development Manager for Heiniger



Again this year , our Shear Success event was held in conjunction with Allflex on Tŷ Nant Farm, Tal-y-Bont. Over 40 members came together do discuss and develop their shearing skills in the company of Selwyn Williams, Heiniger Research and Development Manager.

With over 40 years’ experience and expertise Selwyn has travelled the world as a professional shearer and sharing his experience and knowledge with the next generation of shearers. An entertaining and informative presentation was delivered by Selwyn where he emphasised the importance of looking after your body during this busy period whilst keeping a healthy diet. He went on to discuss the correct methods of using and handling the shearing equipment as well as demonstrating how to sharpen combs for the best possible performance. Selwyn also showcased some of the most recent Heiniger equipment including the shearing machines, clippers, combs and cutters as well as the grinder.

Dafydd Jones, Wales YFC Rural Affairs Chairman said, “Shearing is a very popular within our membership and is a highly valued skill within the agricultural industry. The workshop was very informative and enhanced their shearing skills along with the demonstration of how to maintain all shearing equipment”.

Wales YFC would like to thank Allflex for their support in organizing and sponsoring the event, we would also like to thank Dunbia for their kind support for the catering. An information booklet issued by Allflex and Heiniger is available to those interested in improving their shearing skills and available from the Wales YFC Centre on 01982553502 or information@yfc-wales.org.uk