Monthly Archive: October 2017

Sunny Llanfair Caereinion show

MONTGOMERYSHIRE farmers enjoyed a successful and busy day at Llanfair Caereinion Show, discussing #FarmingMatters with their local politicians and members at the FUW stand. FUW Montgomery county executive officer Emyr Davies said: “We had...

FUW takes livestock worrying issues to London

THE escalating problems caused by livestock worrying have been highlighted by the FUW at an All Party Group on Animal Welfare (APGAW) in London. Alongside the FUW, the APGAW heard from landowners, local government,...

Lamb trade absolute priority

by Glyn Roberts, FUW president Summer has been and gone, we enjoyed a successful show season and we now start preparing for the autumn. September kicked off with the ever more popular ‘Love Lamb...

FUW here to help

The Glamorgan branch of the FUW have been helping FUW members, the agricultural team at St Fagans National Museum of history, with SAF mapping and Glastir queries as a number of new developments have...

Wales – a destination for food lovers

by Charlotte Priddy, FUW policy officer RESEARCH by the New Economics Foundation has shown that for every £1 spent on seasonal, local ingredients, a further 20 per cent of economic activity can be generated....

BVD programme gets under way

as a £10 million initiative to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from Wales’ national cattle herd gets underway, farmers are urged to take advantage of free testing and veterinary support now or face possible...

The next steps for Bovine TB control in Wales

OCTOBer 1 2017 saw a significant shift in the Welsh Government’s bovine TB eradication programme. As expected, the new ‘refreshed’ programme remains heavily focussed on cattle control measures and many of the new measures...

Funding for farmers and foresters in Wales

by Sarah Wedge of Davis Meade Property Consultants FARMeRs and foresters Wales are being in Wales are being encouraged to work together to innovate new ideas and processes that will improve efficiency in their...

Welsh Lamb prospers in Europe

by John Richards, HCC industry development manager the latest lamb export and domestic consumption information has highlighted the importance of having varied marketing strategies to achieve the highest possible returns for farmers and producers...