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Aug 8 2012

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TV fame for farming sisters

Two sisters from a farm in Flintshire will take centre stage in a top television programme.

Lowri Row, 22, and Ella, 15, were involved in the filming for the popular rural affairs series, Ffermio, on S4C.

Ffermio director Terwyn Davies and his crew were using the scenic backdrop at Northop College to do some filming with Ifor Williams Trailers.

Three of the award-winning company’s trailers will be up for grabs in a special Ffermio competition this Autumn.

But they needed some sheep to shoot the sequence with the livestock trailer that's being offered as one of the prizes.

That's where the Row sisters from Llety Farm, in Cilcain, came in - they brought half a dozen ewes and lambs to film them being loaded.

Former agriculture student Lowri and Ella, a pupil at Mold Alyn High School. Both loved the experience.

Lowri said: "I have never been involved in anything like this before but it's really exciting and it's interesting how everything goes together.

"We're very familiar with Ifor Williams Trailers - they're very good trailers to be fair and we've got three of them at home."

Ella was equally delighted to be part of the filming.

She said: "I think it's really good that we're going to be on television."

Another extra on the day was Daniel Griffiths, from Penybryn Hall Farm, in Garth, near Penycae, Wrexham.

Daniel couldn't get over how well behaved the sheep were on the day and said: "They were brilliant. We had to repeat the loading sequence a few times for the filming and they have been absolutely fantastic."

Terwyn Davies, also the "voice" of the trailer competition for years, was grateful to Daniel and the Row sisters for their help - and to Ifor Williams Trailers for providing the prizes.

He said: "We are extremely grateful to Ifor Williams Trailers for their support again this year.

"The grounds of the college have provided us with a perfect setting for the filming.

"We know that the viewers also appreciate the competition because we have thousands of entries and the numbers increase year on year.

"Because S4C programmes can be seen outside Wales on Sky and Freesat as well as over the Internet after they’ve been broadcast, we have a number of people from all over the UK and even people abroad competing.

"The popularity of the competition speaks volumes about the popularity of the trailers."

Daniel Burton, Marketing Coordinator for Ifor Williams Trailers, said they too valued the partnership with Ffermio.

He said: "We were delighted to be given the opportunity to be involved with Ffermio again this year.

"We have had fantastic support from our loyal customers over many years and in return we feel it is vitally important to support the rural community – Ffermio have provided us with a great way of giving something back."

Steve Jackson, Vice Principal Corporate Services and Site Manager for Northop College said: "We are delighted to welcome back Ifor Williams and Ffermio to use the extensive grounds and facilities at Northop College for their promotional filming and to continue our long standing association.

"Northop College is here to support the land-based industries of North Wales, and we are proud of our links with such an enterprising local company as Ifor Williams Trailers".

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