Monthly Archive: February 2015

Assembly group on shooting launched

A CROSS-PARTY group has been set up in the Welsh Assembly by AMs to promote shooting and conservation. The group, officially launched at the Senedd in Cardiff, will be supported by the UK’s largest...

Share dairy farming chance

A RARE opportunity to secure a five-year share dairy farming agreement in south Shropshire is being offered by leading regional agents Halls. A change of farming policy has prompted Messrs W D Sykes and...

Royal Welsh elects 2015 president

USK dairy farmer David Morgan has been officially elected as the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s next president for 2015. Mr Morgan, the originator of the first robotic milking parlours in Wales and known to...

Vaccinating is money saver

VACCINATING cattle for infectious diseases can be costly but is money well spent, according to a Flintshire dairy farmer. Farming Connect demonstration farmer Edward Morgan has been vaccinating his dairy herd for bovine viral...

Welsh agri-student wins Claas scholarship

TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Haverfordwest student Hywel Philips has been chosen as the new Claas scholar at Harper Adams University. The Claas Scholarship, awarded annually, offers one outstanding student financial sponsorship and a work placement year at...

Innovative industry courses labelled success

CERTIFICATES have been awarded to Wales YFC to highlight their members’ successes after completing an innovative beef stock selection course. In partnership with renowned meat-processing firm Dunbia, the Welsh Food & Drinks Skills Project...

Calf rearing retains high standard

JUDGE Robert Jones, of Erwood, chose a calf reared by Edward Powell (Radnor YFC) as the supreme champion at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair’s calf rearing competition. Rearing the reserve supreme champion was William...