A YOUNG entrepreneur has received glowing civic praise.

Archie Clavin, 13, is supplying lamb to a Keighley butchers – and it’s flying off the shelves!

Town mayor Councillor Julie Adams met-up with the youngster after hearing about his exploits from Ben Barnes, at Roy Dykes Butchers.

“It was an absolute pleasure to meet Archie,” she said. “Although not born into a farming family, through the kindness of several landowners, farmers and business owners he has developed a real passion for all things sheep farming.”

Archie, who lives at Oakworth and attends Parkside School in Cullingworth, said his interest developed from having pets. “I took it to the next level and now have 12 sheep – and am looking to expand,” said Archie, a member of Worth Valley Young Farmers Club. “The support from local farmers and landowners has been fantastic – I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Archie particularly thanks Philip Mellin, Lee Clayton, David Hodgson and Lauren Thorpe, plus his parents – Jane and Graham Clavin – and Mr Barnes for their support.