Tributes have been paid from across the world to an award-winning farmer killed in a tractor accident on his farm in Powys.

Richard Tudor, who was 45 and married with two children, died following the accident in Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, on April 3.

Mr Tudor was in the process of converting his 290-hectare farm from beef to dairy and that conversion was on the brink of completion.

To broaden his farming knowledge, he had travelled the world, both as a Hybu Cig Cymru and Nuffield scholar, and had shared his research widely with the wider farming community as well as putting it into practice on his own farm.

Mr Tudor co-owned Llysun Farm, in Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire, Powys, with his parents Ann and Tom Tudor. He is survived by his wife Catrin and two children, Morgan, 17 and Lois, 15.

His family announced his death on his Twitter page.

“We lost an amazing man yesterday in a tragic tractor accident.

“My dad/Richard was a man that will never be forgotten and there will always be a gap in his place. He meant so much to so many people and his enthusiasm and generosity will be missed by us all.”

Mr Tudor was a highly respected farmer and many tributes have been paid to him on social media.

Grassland consultant Gareth Davies summed up the thoughts of many. “A really lovely man, admired by many,’’ he wrote.

Politicians including the presiding officer Elin Jones AM described Mr Tudor’s death as a "cruel loss", while former Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies said the loss would will have a "wide impact" in Montgomeryshire.

Farming union NFU Cymru said: "Richard was a great man who gave so much to Welsh and British agriculture and his loss will be deeply felt by all those who knew him."

Mr Tudor was very active in his local community. He was a coach at his local young farmers’ club and was chair of the board of governors at his local primary school Ysgol Dyffryn Banw, in Llangadfan.

He also wrote a monthly farming column for a Welsh language community newspaper.