Vodafone Business and the Welsh Rugby Players' Association are delighted to announce that Welsh international star and fifth-generation farmer, Dan Lydiate, has been awarded the WRPA Vodafone Business Bursary.
The bursary, which is part of the partnership between the WRPA and Vodafone Business, is designed to support the development of Welsh rugby players in their personal career development and business ventures and provide them with the necessary tools to succeed off the field. The bursary will provide Dan with invaluable support in accelerating the growth of his herd of Traditional Pedigree Welsh Black cattle, Llaithdu, and premium livestock business which emphasises environmentally friendly practices and direct customer engagement.
While injured in 2017, Dan identified an opportunity to turn his passion for farming into a viable business venture. Rather than dwelling on his injury and feeling defeated, he proactively used his time away from rugby to explore growing his herd, Llaithddu, offering premium livestock, reared using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.