Dafydd Davies, 17, helps on the family farm unit of 74 ha (182 acres) plus a 304 ha (750 acres) mountain farm in Trawsfynydd, farming a herd of 30 pedigree Welsh Black Cattle and 1150 Welsh Mountain ewes. He is also studying agriculture at Glynllifon Agriculture College.
John McCulloch, 17, farms at the 607 hectares (1,500 acres) Chapelton Farm, in south west Scotland with 80 pedigree Shorthorn cows, 80 pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cows, 250 cross commercial cows and 850 cross-bred ewes. He is also a committee member of Stewartry YFC.
THE battle to defend the meat industry from myths and misinformation on health and nutrition has never been fiercer.
Rarely does a day go by when there is not something in the media linking meat to some sort of ailment.
James farms in partnership with his brother Rob and father John at Lydbury North, south west Shopshire, farming just over 800 hectares (2,000 acres) with arable and 300 Stabiliser suckler cows and 1,000 Lleyn ewes.