Monthly Archive: January 2015

Share farming encouraging mobility

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans recently visited a north Wales farm to see a share farm at work and explore the benefits such practices can achieve for those involved. She was invited...

Leading the way to new skills

LLANDEILO-BASED pedigree cattle farmer Alice Lampard is a convert to the benefits of leadership and management after taking part in several of Lantra Wales’ leadership and management qualifications. She is passionate about the farming...

Free sessions for farmers to review business strategies

FARMING Connect has arranged a series of one-toone, confidential business review sessions to encourage Welsh farmers to measure business performance, review their business strategies and consider new ways of strengthening farm viability. The hour-long,...

Leave animal rescues to the fire service

SOUTH Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) has launched a bid to raise awareness among the farming community about trying to deal with animal rescues by themselves. SWFRS warns this can sometimes lead to...

Clwyd YFC field day results

RESULTS of Clwyd YFC’s recent Field Day at Ruthin Livestock Market were: Junior stockman – Dafydd Jones, Ruthin; senior stockman – Harri Kynaston, Uwchaled; junior stock team – Ruthin; senior stock team – Treuddyn....

Clwyd yn llwyddiannus

CYNHALIWYD Eisteddfod Mudiad y Ffermwyr Ifanc Cymru ym Mhontrhydfendigaid yn ddiweddar lle bu cystadlu brwd iawn o safon uchel. Ffederasiwn Ceredigion oedd yr enillwyr ar ddiwedd y cystadlu ond bu aelodau CFfI Clwyd yn...

Radnor member is best lamb producer

GWEN Samuel of Aberedw YFC in Radnor bred the champion lambs in the recent Wales YFC best prime lamb producer competition sponsored by Dunbia at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair. The reserve champion was...

RWAS chief wins Nuffield Scholarship

THE Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) recently announced the 2015 Royal Welsh Scholar is Aled Davies from Dryslwyn, near Llandeilo, whose chosen research topic is “Alternatives to antibiotics in agriculture”. The society also revealed...