Dafydd Saunders Jones  -  Delivery and Impacts of bovine TB Eradication Across Europe

Dartington Cattle Breeding Trust

I’m 41 years old and  live on a beef and sheep farm outside Talgarth Powys where I have lived since 2000. I’m married to Rebecca and have three sons, Harri, Rhys and Tomos. I studied at Aberystwyth University and obtained a degree in Agriculture and Business.

I have in the past worked for the Welsh Government as Head of bovine TB policy before leaving to work on the farm and  develop my familiy educational publishing business. In 2012 I became a partner in the farm through the Young Entrant scheme.  I continue to be involved with bovine TB as chair of the South East Wales TB Eradication Board.

Outside of work, I am  a rugby coach for Gwernyfed U9 team and a Governor at Ysgol y Bannau where my children attend. I am extremely lucky to have the support of my family and friends. I am hugely grateful to the 'Dartington Cattle Breeding Trust for sponsoring me through the Nuffield Scholarship.