Monthly Archive: June 2015

BIOSECURITY DEBATE: From left, FUW senior policy officer Hazel Wright took the opportunity to quiz panel members John Yeomans, Wales chief veterinary officer Christianne Glossop and Catherine Nakielny during the NSA Welsh Sheep seminar event.

FUW BOOSTS BIOSECURITY NSA DEBATE

LEADING FUW members played a major part in “The Big Debate: keeping your flock secure, why and how” seminar at last month’s NSA Welsh Sheep event near Kerry, Newtown. Union stalwart John Yeomans said:...

Deputy minister to speak at FUW AGM

ONE of the most influential figures in Welsh agriculture will give her views on the industry’s current situation at the FUW’s annual general meeting at the MedRus conference centre on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais campus...

BOBL CONFERENCE: From left, Susanne Padel; Prof Nigel Scollan,
Chair of Sustainable Agriculture, Aberystwyth University;
Dafydd Owen; Mike Jones and Duncan Sinclair.

Organic sector in the spotlight

THE Welsh Government and EU-funded Better Organic Business Links (BOBL) project held a closing conference in Builth Wells on May 21 to look back on the development of the organic sector in Wales and...

TOTALLY WELSH: Mark Hunter Ltd factory manager John Horsman
(left) with managing director Mark Hunter.

Pembrokeshire dairy company ‘Totally Welsh’

A PEMBROKESHIRE dairy processors’ desire to add value to Welsh milk has become a reality with the launch of a new brand – Totally Welsh. Haverfordwest-based Mark Hunter Ltd has expanded its bottling operation...

VINTAGE PARADE: Just one of numerous showground
attractions.

Spring Festival kick starts show season

LAST month’s “new look” Royal Welsh Spring Festival had an increased emphasis on smallholding with festival- goers able to visit the new dedicated Smallholder Centre and enjoy over 1,800 livestock entries.   The large...

Sheep numbers rise as prices fall

A STEADY increase in sheep and lamb numbers in the UK in 2014 suggests a strong and healthy national flock, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) claims. This rise has contributed to a subdued market place...

European approval for new Wales RDP

THE EC has formally approved Wales’s new Rural Development Programme (RDP), deputy food and farming minister Rebecca Evans has revealed. The formal adoption of the programme gives the Welsh Government the green light for...

FLOCK MANAGEMENT: Dai Charles and
Eryl Evans.

Lampeter hosts TAG future flock event

FOURTH generation farmer Dai Charles Evans says support from the TAG project gave him the tools to better manage the development of his lambs from birth to slaughter on his 285- acre farm near...

Deputy minister issues animal welfare warning

ANYONE failing in their duties to meet the health and welfare needs of their animals will be prosecuted wherever possible, deputy food and farming minister Rebecca Evans has stressed. The warning followed publication of...