Through a process of elimination from a panel of judges Trystan Davies won the Challenge Dairy competition at the beginning of June 2014.
The Challenge Dairy Competition is aimed at supporting a young person in agriculture to unleash the potential within his dairy business and help improve production, efficiency and profitability on the farm. The services and strategies undertaken by sponsors of this competition are now in full swing and are making a contribution into the farm business of 23 year old Trystan Davies from Carmarthenshire, south west Wales.
Trystan is a partner in the business with his parents. The farm currently milks 300 cows aspiring to reach 500 over the next couple of years. They currently farm 460 acres and rent a further 115 acres. Trystan is aiming to maximise the potential of the current herd as well as moving from a grazing system to a housed all year system.
Trystan davies has always had a keen interest in farming as well as rugby.
He has represented Wales U16s U18s and U20s, as well as playing professionally for the Scarlett’s academy and Newport Gwent Dragons, but as he started to lose interest in rugby his passion for farming grew. Trystan believes that taking part in Challenge Dairy will allow him to benefit from experts in the industry, enabling him to take his business forward.