Over 5,000 Visit Glynllifon College's Marquee During Caernarfon Food Festival

Staff from Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Glynllifon campus were delighted after 5,000 people popped into the college's marquee at the recent Caernarfon Food Festival.

During the day, members of the public got the opportunity to learn more about all aspects of life at the Glynllifon campus: they created bird boxes with some of the forestry staff, learnt about the college's small animals - with staff from the small animal care department – as well as some of the farm's larger animals, including both Charmoise and Llyn sheep, goats and pigs.

The highlight of the day for many was the shearing show, which was held throughout the day by college staff members Ifan Jones and Elfed Jackson.

Ifan is a professional shearer who has worked all over the world, and can shear up to 300 sheep in a day! Elfed on the other hand, has been a member of the Welsh shearing team for 11 years and is recognised as one of the best traditional shearers in the world.

Glynllifon farm manager Rhodri Manod Owen said: "Returning to the food festival for the first time in two years was a fantastic feeling. It was great to welcome the public and for them to learn about our work at the college.

“Without doubt, one of the highlights of the day was the shearing show by college employees Ifan and Elfed, who are both experts in their field. Thank you to everyone who came to see us on the day, and remember we have an open day on a Saturday June 11 at the college.”

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