Monthly Archive: December 2014

Brand new taste of Ceredigion

CEREDIGION AM Elin Jones AM recently visited Llaethliw, a new wine producer based at Neuaddlwyd, near Aberaeron, and sampled the “high-quality wines” on offer. Richard and Siwsan Evans bought Llaethliw in 2008, and planted...

CAP payments TB warning

FROM next month (January 1) the existing “zero tolerance” crosscompliance rules will be applied to all herds and all types of TB tests notified by a test notification letter from the Animal and Plant...

Sheep and Goat Annual Inventory deadline

FROM January 1 farmers will be required to record the individual tag numbers of sheep tagged before 2010 on the movement document (AML1). Sheep sent direct to slaughter or moved within the same ownership...

Planning support for Snowdonia farmers

FOLLOWING the success of a pilot project over the summer to provide planning support, Snowdonia National Park Authority’s development management service has organised more planning surgeries for farmers at Dolgellau, Llanrwst and Bryncir next...

Independent dairy review underway

DEPUTY food and farming minister Rebecca Evans has announced that Andy Richardson, a member of the Dairy Task Force for Wales, has agreed to undertake an independent review of the Welsh dairy sector. The...

Evan is champ again

FUW member Evan Watkin was recently crowned the plouging champion of Wales – for the tenth time. During the Welsh ploughing and hedging championships held near Letterston, Haverfordwest, Mr Watkin of Cefn Coch, near...

Making the most of manures

by Sarah Coe Natural Resources Wales SLURRY, farm yard or poultry manure may feel like a waste as they cost money to store properly and time to spread. But adequate storage allows you to...