Author: Ben Anderson

First Milk blames worldwide drop in prices

FIRST Milk has admitted a year of volatility “never been seen before” was one of the reasons for deferring payments to its suppliers. While returns from globally traded products were at record levels 12...

Act before the milk industry turns sour

THE Welsh Government has been urged to do more to champion the Welsh dairy industry which faces severe challenges in the face of a perfect storm. The plea was delivered by Plaid Cymru shadow...

Union member plans to sell his dairy herd

FUW GWENT member Paul Rymer has revealed his intention to sell his herd due to rising costs and the fall in milk prices. Mr Rymer, 49, has supplied milk for dairy co-operative First Milk...

FUW members voice milk price concerns at farm visit

FUW Caernarfonshire members recently discussed the current milk price crisis with local AM Alun Ffred Jones at union’s county branch vice chairman Tudur Parry’s farm, Pengelli Isaf, Bethel Road, Caernarfon. Mr Parry farms 280...

Deputy Minister raises dairy fears in Brussels

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans (pictured) highlighted the crisis facing Welsh dairy farmers at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on January 26 as Y Tir/Welsh Farmer went to press. Before the...

UPLANDS CONCERN

WELSH farmers are facing uncertainty over the future of basic payment rates and regions after a legal challenge led to the Welsh Government quashing regulations which defined Wales’ payment regions. Under proposals announced by...