Guest Speakers 2019 – Llandovery Sheep Festival

Guest Speakers 2019

Guest Speakers

Discover something new this year.

All talk take place in the Castle Garage Showroom
(thanks to Ena Jones and her staff for letting us use her showroom).


Saturday 21st September 2019

11am - British Wool Marketing Board.

Brecon depot manager Brian Jones will be telling us all about the journey that our British wool goes on once it has been collected from the farms, grading fleece and the work of the BWMB.

12.15pm - West Wales Hedgehog Rescue.

Di O’Keeffe will be talking about the important work that the West Wales Hedgehog Rescue group carries out to help protect this endangered species. She’ll also be telling us how we can help with the survival of our native hedgehogs.

1.30pm - West Wales Willows.

Justine Burgess – What growing willows can do for you. Discover more about what this versatile plant can do for you in your garden, small holding or in the playground.

2.45pm - Penrhallt Alpacas.

Alpacas and their fibre. Hannah will be telling us how she started her herd, why she keeps Alpacas, how to look after them, and how to use their fleece and personality to pay the bills.

4pm - Celtic Rain Forests

The Celtic Rain Forest Group will be telling us all about the work of this environmental conservation organization, the wildlife that enjoys this habitat and the work of its volunteers

Sunday 22nd September 2019

11am - Alison Pearson

Alison will be demonstrating how to make an autumn flower arrangement in a pumpkin, which will be perfect for Halloween. Alison will also be giving away tips and tricks of the flower arranging trade.

12.00pm - Hidden Treasures In our forests.

Wildlife Trust Red Squirrel Officer Becky Hulme will give a talk about the Red Squirrels in and around the Tywi Forest. Becky will explain how the threatened Red Squirrel has managed to survive deep in our forests and the action that local people are taking to help improve conditions for this iconic native species.

1.30pm - Baavet.

The story of the Welsh Baavet business that produces British wool duvets and pillows, and also tells us about the benefits of using wool in our homes.

2.30pm - Alison Wakemen

Alison Wakeman from Alison’s Bee Class, will be letting us all know why bees are so important to the environment, how they live in their colonies and how they produce honey.

3:30pm - Shetland Sheep Soc

Shetland sheep society, area representative Michelle Thomas, will be letting us all know about the merits of this native breed of sheep. About how this friendly, once endangered Native breed has risen to become a popular choice for those wanting an all round ewe - great for meat production, conservation grazing, valuable fleece and character.