Monthly Archive: December 2015

Young entrants top Denbigh AGM agenda

FUW Denbighshire members discussed EU membership, young entrants and the Finance Act 2015 during their annual general meeting at the Brookhouse Mill on November 9. The guest speakers were Padog Farms Ltd director Dafydd...

FUW seeks review of online Gwlad decision

THE FUW has asked the Welsh Government to reconsider its decision to limit its Gwlad magazine to online only from April 2016. The union has highlighted the poor availability of broadband in rural areas...

James promoted to Halls board

HALLS estate agents, chartered surveyors, auctioneers and valuers has promoted one of its shareholders to join the board of directors. James Evans, who manages the company’s Welshpool office and sells livestock at Shrewsbury and...

Matthew wins WorldSkills UK butchery competition

TALENTED North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards celebrated his greatest achievement to date by winning the butchery WorldSkills UK national competition on November 23. Matthew, 23, who works for Vaughan’s Family Butchers, Penyffordd, near Chester,...

Date set for Spring dairy showcase event

AUCTIONEERS Harrison & Hetherington has announced their flagship dairy showcase, Borderway UK Dairy Expo, will be held at the Borderway Exhibition Centre, Carlisle, on Saturday March 12. Now in its fifth year, Borderway UK...

Player pleases judges with Smithfield double victory

HYBU Cig Cymru (HCC) Butcher’s Club Cardiff-based member Martin Player picked up both HCC-sponsored best Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef product awards at last month’s prestigious Q Guild Smithfield Awards. In total, the Whitchurch...

Player pleases judges with Smithfield double victory

HYBU Cig Cymru (HCC) Butcher’s Club Cardiff-based member Martin Player picked up both HCC-sponsored best Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef product awards at last month’s prestigious Q Guild Smithfield Awards. In total, the Whitchurch...

Welsh author adds new sheep title to growing flock

A COMPLETE step-by-step manual on how to care for a flock of sheep has just been released by publishers Haynes. TV programmes like BBC’s Lambing Live with Kate Humble have helped convince smallholders of...