Category: Home

CONCERNS OVER LAMB PRICES AND LEVY SPLIT

AN FUW-ORGANISED meeting between farmers and two of Wales’ major meat processors regarding the fall in lamb prices highlighted the need for a fairer red meat levy distribution system as well as numerous other...

Two new county officers chosen

THE FUW has appointed new county executive officers (CEOs) for Ceredigion and Montgomeryshire who have strong local links with the farming industry. Ceredigion’s new CEO is Mared Rand Jones, a farmer’s daughter who grew...

FUW CRISIS MEETING

A DELEGATION of FUW standing committee chairmen held a crisis meeting at the union’s head office in Aberystwyth on August 17 to discuss a way forward for the problems faced by the dairy and...

Limousins steal the show

LIMOUSIN breeders picked up nearly all the cattle championships at another “amazing” Royal Welsh Show. RWAS council chairman David Lewis said: “I have been involved with this wonderful event for over 40 years and...

EU COMMISSIONER HEARS CONCERNS

FUW representatives highlighted the numerous challenges facing Welsh agriculture to EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan on a visit to a leading member’s farm. Hosted by Darren and Rachel Williams, tenant farmers at Talwen Fawr,...

NEW LEADER

FUW deputy president Glyn Roberts was elected as the union’s new leader during the quarterly grand council meeting following the annual general meeting in Aberystwyth on June 15 Mr Roberts of Dylasau Uchaf, Padog,...

Emyr steps down after 15 years’ loyal service

EMYR Jones has stood down as FUW president following 15 years’ loyal service to the organisation at national level The Bala beef and sheep farmer, a committed family farms champion, revealed his surprise decision...

FUW backs 54-hectare top-up payment

THE FUW has backed the gradual introduction of top-up payments on the first 54 hectares in its response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on Wales’ Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The option, referred to in...

FUW BOOSTS BIOSECURITY NSA DEBATE

LEADING FUW members played a major part in “The Big Debate: keeping your flock secure, why and how” seminar at last month’s NSA Welsh Sheep event near Kerry, Newtown. Union stalwart John Yeomans said:...