A massive show of agricultural strength was made in support of the Welsh NHS facing-up to the Covid 19 pandemic yesterday (Thursday, May 7) in Tythegston, near Bridgend.

Powerful farm tractors and agricultural plant from many farms lined-up with their drivers in tribute to medical staff and care-workers fighting the virus.

The tribute was organised by farming family and Country Land and Business Association (CLA Cymru) members, Richard and Lynwen Anthony and their son David.

Richard Anthony said: “The many thousands of horse-power in these machines – and the commitment of the men and women in the team who drive them – reflect the whole rural community’s support for the NHS teams and their resources to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

"While we were silage-cutting with these powerful machines, last week, we thought it would be appropriate to send a strong and supportive message to those working so hard in hospitals and care-homes – from the heart of the countryside.

"We wanted to put our hands together as the south Wales farming and rural business community, in what has become a UK-wide Thursday evening national round-of-applause.”

Mr Anthony and his wife Lynwen and their son David farm 3,000 acres near Bridgend and provide a full range of agricultural contracting services for many farms in the Vale of Glamorgan.