Category: News

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...

Sheep tag guarantees are needed

THE farming industry can ill afford the potential for unnecessary fines which loom on the horizon if no degree of error is included in the EIDCymru sheep tagging scheme, says Welsh Conservative shadow agriculture...

Extreme times for dairy farmers

GOVERNMENT has a key role to play in helping the dairy industry meet the formidable challenges it is facing, Dairy UK told MPs recently. Appearing before the Efra select committee at Westminster, Dairy UK...

Share farming encouraging mobility

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans recently visited a north Wales farm to see a share farm at work and explore the benefits such practices can achieve for those involved. She was invited...

Leading the way to new skills

LLANDEILO-BASED pedigree cattle farmer Alice Lampard is a convert to the benefits of leadership and management after taking part in several of Lantra Wales’ leadership and management qualifications. She is passionate about the farming...

Free sessions for farmers to review business strategies

FARMING Connect has arranged a series of one-toone, confidential business review sessions to encourage Welsh farmers to measure business performance, review their business strategies and consider new ways of strengthening farm viability. The hour-long,...

Leave animal rescues to the fire service

SOUTH Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) has launched a bid to raise awareness among the farming community about trying to deal with animal rescues by themselves. SWFRS warns this can sometimes lead to...

Controlling costs key for profitability

THERE continues to be a big discrepancy between the performance of the top third of Welsh farms compared with the rest, according to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). “The latest cost...