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Three new judges have joined Fferm Ffactor: Brwydr y Ffermwyr this year, as the popular agriculture competition continues on S4C every Wednesday at 7:30.

There is a change to the format of the programme as teams, rather than individuals, compete for the 2015 Fferm Ffactor title and a brand new 2015 Isuzu pick-up worth over £20,000.

The three new judges are: Richard Tudor, a sheep farmer from Ceredigion; agriculture lecturer Wyn Morgan originally from Carmarthenshire; and marketing expert Caryl Gruffydd Roberts, who was bought up on a farm in the Conwy Valley.

Caryl is the first female judge on Fferm Factor and is having an exciting year in more ways than one as she got married over the summer.

She also started a new job as Head of Marketing and Membership for the Farmers' Union of Wales at the start of the year. Previously, she was the Union's County Executive Officer where she advised and helped over 800 members with processes, systems and agricultural forms.

Her fellow judge, Wyn Morgan, is a Senior Lecturer at Harper Adams University in Shropshire specialising in Farm Business Management. Agriculture is in his blood as his mother's family still farms in Carmarthenshire. Before going into education, Wyn worked with PROMA (the old Milk Marketing Board) and also had a pig breeding business.

Richard Tudor is a father of three and farms over 1500 sheep and 100 cattle on his farm in Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion – as well as a mountain farm in Montgomeryshire.

The stock farmer also employs many students - as many as six during the lambing season. He's played an active part with the Young Farmers over the years and outside agriculture he's the assistant manager of Llanilar football team

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