SCOTLAND'S DUO HEAD TO EUROPEAN YOUNG SHEPHERD COMPETITION
18th February 2020
Just 4 more days to Farquhar Renwick and William Gray represent Scotland in the European Young Shepherd Competition held at the Paris International Agricultural Show on Saturday 22nd February 2020.
All at NSA Scotland wish the two competitors every success in the competition and look forward to hearing how they get on.
Farquhar works with his father, Scott at the 20,000-acre Inverbroom Estate. They currently run a flock of hill-type NCC ewes and a herd of pure-bred Luing cows. Alongside his shepherding duties, Farquhar works on SNH peatland restoration and protection in Wester Ross.
Farquhar comments: “I was delighted to be invited to Paris to take part in the Young Shepherd's competition. Following being in Paris 2 years ago and running for Scotland in the young handlers section at the International Sheepdog Trials last year in Ireland, I was thrilled to take the opportunity to represent my country again. I’m looking forward to meeting new people in Paris and getting to see how people farm elsewhere on the planet. I’m sure everyone will be coming home inspired and with fresh ideas. There is a lot to be learnt travelling to other countries and likewise a lot can be learnt by others travelling to our country to see how we farm."
William currently works on the family farm in Ayrshire which comprises of sheep, beef and dairy enterprises.
William comments: “Between lambing sheep, feeding cattle and milking cows there is always work to do with plenty of tractor work. We run pedigree Texel and Suffolk ewes with the aim to continually improve the quality of the flock whilst still keeping the key commercial traits. In total there are 1200 ewes to lamb which includes mule ewes. By going to Paris it is definitely a chance of lifetime opportunity where I hope to gain experience, learn things and meet new people through it."