The Farmers Union of Wales has appointed a prominent Llanfair Caereinion farmer to its board as an official director.

Wyn Williams, who resides at Penllwyn Farm, near Llanfair Caereinion, was appointed to the FUW board as a farmer director on November 29.

Mr Williams manages a 280-acre hill farm where he keeps 600 ewes and 150 ewe lambs, having served as former senior livestock buyer at Llanybydder.

He also held positions such as Group Procurement Manager and Livestock Procurement Manager with Dunbia, as well as serving on the board at Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales) for 9 years and is also the FUW’s county vice chair in Montgomeryshire.

Regarding his appointment to the FUW Board, he said: “Farming faces a turbulent and uncertain future and now more than ever we need to ensure that the FUW is there to ensure that our members are well served in return for their membership fees. 

“At a time of significant change within the sector I’m looking forward to helping guide the efforts of the Union from a business perspective to help us support our members in navigating those challenges.”