Monthly Archive: April 2016

Countdown to compulsory dog microchipping

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans has reminded owners it is now compulsory for dogs in Wales to be microchipped. From April 6 all dogs over eight weeks old need to be microchipped,...

Farming Connect’s new programme gathers momentum

THOUSANDS of farmers have registered for the new Farming Connect Programme, funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government, that was launched last autumn. “With eligibility now broadened and...

Discover world of farming on Open Farm Sunday

OPEN Farm Sunday (OFS) – the nation’s biggest farming day – returns once again on June 5. On OFS farmers across the country will open their gates to invite consumers to learn more about...

Sheep and beef production rise

BOTH sheep meat and beef production are anticipated to rise year-on-year during 2016, according to the latest edition of Hybu Cig Cymru’s (HCC) Market Bulletin. Sheep meat production in 2016 is forecast to rise...

Mild winter bad news for honey bees

DESPITE what many people may think, bees do not make honey to enjoy on our toast or porridge in the mornings. They produce honey to keep their hives going through the winter when food...

Board urges industry to lead on food waste

THE Food and Drink Wales Industry Board has welcomed publication of the new Courtald Commitment 2025 that appeals to organisations to make food and drink production and consumption more viable. The commitment sets ambitious...

Beth sydd ar y fwydlen mis yma?

gan Angharad Evans, Golygydd y Gymraeg, Y Tir CROESO i golofn newydd fydd yn ymddangos yn Y Tir o hyn ymlaen. Pleser pur yw cael dethol a dewis y ryseitiau yma a mawr obeithio...

Dairy industry still needs government support

THE entire dairy industry is taking positive steps forward but still needs government support to achieve long-lasting success, Dairy UK chief executive Judith Bryans said last month. She said the Farmgate prices report published...