The Welsh Black was lent to the Council as a centrepiece for its display of local produce and exhibition space by Glasfryn Parc outdoor activity centre and farm shop near Pwllheli.
At the start of the week the bull had no name so a competition was held at the Council’s stand on the showground to christen the animal. The lucky winner was Annwen Jones from Edern who named him Hari Haearn. The iron bull will now become a focal point for the extended farm shop at Glasfryn Parc, which is due to open in 2012.
Annwen Jones received an MP3 player as a prize and second prize winner Gwenda Williams from Cwmystradllyn received a voucher for Glasfryn Parc.
In another competition Joyce Evans of Penygroes won a hamper of local produce.
The following also won prizes during the show:
Dylan Hughes, Trawsfynydd – prize by Beaumaris Castle
Swyn Hughes, Trawsfynydd – prize by Conwy Castle
Mari Alaw Thomas, Chwilog – prize by Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Eleri Capper, Llysfaen – prize by Harlech Castle
Elias Mars Jones, Denbigh – two nights bed and breakfast at Nant Gwrtheyrn
Dylan Davies, Llanrwst – prize by King Arthur’s Labyrinth
Moi Dafydd, Y Bala – prize by GreenWood Forrest Park
Guto Huws, Trawsfynydd – prize by Tree Top Adventures
Ian Evans, Corwen – prize by Snowdon Mountain Railway
Dafydd Ellis, Caernarfon – prize by Glasfryn Parc
Ffion Williams, Holyhead – prize by Caernarfon Castle
Hundreds of people visited the Gwynedd Council stall, which was operated in partnership with Conwy County Council and the Snowdonia National Park Authority, as this year’s show was hosted by the former Caernarfonshire.
The show provided a platform to showcase local produce, businesses and economic ventures from Gwynedd.
Councillor John Gwilym Jones, Chairman of Gwynedd Council said: “We were delighted to be a part of the show and to see so many people visiting our stall. It was an opportunity to experience what rural Gwynedd has to offer and to highlight the economic importance of agriculture, conservation, venture, tourism and leisure.
“We are proud to work with some of the county’s businesses such as Glasfryn Parc. Hari Haearn was the talk of the show and our warmest congratulations to Annwen for winning the competitions and thank you to everyone who took part.”
Jonathon Williams Ellis from Glasfryn Parc added: “Hari is certainly a shapely Welsh Black and represents the breed and meat sold in the Farm Shop well.”