Monthly Archive: March 2017

NSA select Ambassadors

AFTER its most competitive selection process yet, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is thrilled to confirm the group of 12 young individuals from all over the UK that will take part in its 2017...

Farm safety survey launched

by Hefin Williams, IBERS, Aberystwyth University ACCORDING to the United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive, almost one person per week has been killed as a direct result of agricultural work over the last ten...

Clwyd YFC titles night

THE Clwyd Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs selected their Junior and Senior Members of the Year and their County Queen for 2017‐2018 at the beginning of February at the White Lion Hotel, Cerrigydrudion. The...

Use snares for fox control

IF you use snares to control foxes, your snares must comply with the requirements of the Welsh Government code of best practice. Fox snaring has a proven track record of preventing localised species’ extinctions...

Disappointment over HSBC branch closures

THE FUW has expressed great disappointment that HSBC are closing nine of their branches in Wales. Affected by the decision are Maesteg in Bridgend county, Ammanford in Carmarthenshire, Fishguard and Narbeth in Pembrokeshire and...

UAC Meirionnydd ar y brîg

ENNILLWYR cystadleuaeth Hunaniaith, sy’n gweithio i hyrwyddo’r Gymraeg yng Ngwynedd, oedd cangen Meirionnydd o UAC. Roedd y gystadleuaeth o addurno ffenestr yn nodi dydd Santes Dwynwen a i ymgysylltu a busnesau lleol i esbonio’r...

Acknowledgement welcomed

THE FUW has welcomed the acknowledgement of the threat posed by a potential free trade deal with New Zealand by Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths. Ms Griffiths told the Assembly’s...

Flintshire account executive retires

FLINTSHIRE account executive Elwyn Davies worked for the union for over 23 years and retired at the end of January. He was based at the Mold office and recently at the Ruthin office. He...

‘Hands Free Hectare’ project continues

THE ‘Hands Free Hectare’ project, which will see a crop exclusively farmed by robots for the first time in the world, is well underway, with the team having already selected the key machinery required...