Category: News

IBERS plays pivotal role in project

ABERYSTWYTH University scientists are playing a pivotal role in a £1.8 million project to develop the technology required to plant the energy crop miscanthus from seed. As part of a project led by Terravesta...

Beef Expo returns to Peak District

THE National Beef Association (NBA) has announced that the 2016 NBA Beef Expo will be held at The Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell – 15 years after the event was last held in the...

Commitment to breed improvement outlined

A £1 million breed improvement plan will be the central aim of the British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) in the coming years to ensure the breed continues providing producers with profitable cattle adaptable to...

Warning over cheapest option on pest control

FARMERS in Wales suffering problems with pests are being urged to be wary of cowboy traders. Anyone keen to rid themselves of an infestation is likely to look for the cheapest solution in a...

Plaid condemns ridiculous anti-meat claims

PLAID Cymru’s shadow rural affairs minister Llyr Gruffydd has called on the Labour Government in Wales to condemn ridiculous claims by Labour’s shadow rural affairs secretary. Kerrie McCarthy, the self-professed “militant” campaigner against meat...

FACING UP TO MAJOR CHALLENGES

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans was warned during an “extremely positive” meeting with FUW president Glyn Roberts last month that, given the state of farm incomes, major challenges within the industry need...

Deadline set for agricultural panel applicants

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans is seeking applications by November 13 for a chairperson and four independent members of the new Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales. The panel will be established under...

Bridge town and country to secure Welsh farming future

FUW president Glyn Roberts welcomed Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and shadow agriculture minister Llŷr Gruffydd to a farm visit at Troedrhiwlasgrug, near Glanyrafon industrial estate, Aberystwyth, during the party’s annual conference last month....

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...