Monthly Archive: September 2015

Honours for Welsh leaders

FOUR new associates of the Royal Agricultural Societies (ARAgS) honoured for their contribution to the agricultural and rural industries in Wales were officially presented with their awards during a reception at the Royal Welsh...

Livestock scholar says get ‘mob-handed’

POWYS farmer Tom Jones hopes to convince other Welsh producers it’s not unusual to cut costs and close in on profitability by combining the latest genetic, grazing and forage technical developments. Tom, from Dolanog...

Vets called on to join sheep worrying battle

THE National Sheep Association (NSA) and Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) have called for small animal vet practices to join the battle to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership. The two organisations have sent a...

Pay attention to wool quality

TAKING time to seek out and buy better-woolled sheep will pay in the long-run as the wool from these ewes and their offspring will earn more in years to come, the British Wool Marketing...

Pembrokeshire food and drink awards revealed

RAW chocolate, home-made preserves and a new beach cafe are all winners in this year’s Pembrokeshire Produce Mark awards. The annual awards celebrate the best new food and drink products in Pembrokeshire and the...

Welsh trio for Butchery WorldSkills final

THREE talented butchers from Wales will be seeking to give their rivals the chop in the Butchery WorldSkills UK national competition final in November. The six top scoring butchers from the combined heats in...

Views sought on new TB compensation proposal

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans is inviting views on revised plans to change how farmers in Wales are compensated if their cattle are slaughtered because of bovine TB. Mrs Evans said: “Last...