FUW COUNTY NEWS/NEWYDDION O’R SIR

ANGLESEY

Teyrnged i gyn Swyddog Ardal Ynys Môn

Bu farw Mr R Glyn Jones, cyn Swyddog Ardal Ynys Môn, ar Awst 24 yn 91 oed. Roedd Mr Jones yn Swyddog Ardal gyda’r FUW o 1961 hyd ei ymddeoliad yn ystod 1992. Mae staff ac aelodau’n ei gofio’n annwyl iawn fel aelod o staff dymunol, parchus a chydwybodol iawn.

Dywedodd Llywydd FUW, Glyn Roberts: “Cefais fy nghyffwrdd yn fawr pan glywais fod yr hers wedi stopio y tu allan i swyddfa FUW yn Ynys Môn, am ychydig funudau, ar y ffordd i’r angladd yng Nghapel Gad Newydd, Bodffordd. Mae hyn yn cadarnhau’r parch a’r teimladau cryf yr oedd gan Mr Jones tuag at yr FUW. Roedd gan yr Undeb barch mawr tuag at Mr Jones ac rydym yn ddiolchgar iddo am ei wasanaeth rhagorol yn y gorffennol.”

Mae Mr Jones yn gadael gwraig, Eirlys a phedwar o blant, Rhys, Cynrig, Llinos a Tudur.

Mr R Glyn Jones, past Anglesey Area Officer, passed away on August 24 at 91 years old. Mr Jones was an Area Officer with the FUW from 1961 until his retirement during 1992. He’s very fondly remembered by staff and members as a pleasant, highly respectable and conscientious member of staff. FUW President Glyn Roberts said: “I was deeply touched when I heard that the hearse was to stop outside the FUW office on Anglesey, for a few minutes, on the way to the funeral service at Capel Gad Newydd, Bodffordd. This confirms the respect and strong feelings which Mr Jones continued to have for the FUW. The Union held a great deal of respect for Mr Jones and we are grateful to him for his excellent past service.” Mr Jones is survived by his wife, Eirlys and four children, Rhys, Cynrig, Llinos and Tudur.

 

BRECON & RADNOR

Sheep dip enquiries

We have had several enquiries over the past few months regarding applying for an environmental permit to dispose of used sheep dip onto land. We can assist you with these applications and a brief guide surrounding the relevant regulations and application process and costs has been included in this issue of Y Tir on page 14.

 

CAERNARFON

Ymweliad fferm lwyddiannus

O’r chwith, Swyddog Rhanbarthol FUW Caernarfon Gwynedd Watkin; Cadeirydd Sir Gaernarfon Dafydd Martyn Williams, Fferm Ystymcegid Isaf; Liz Saville Roberts AS ac is- gadeirydd Clwb Ffermwyr Ifanc Eryri Beca Glyn.

Cafwyd ymweliad llwyddiannus ar Fferm Ystumcegid Isaf, Cricieth gyda Liz Saville Roberts AS. Yn benodol, trafodwyd Brexit, Deddf Cŵn (Poeni Defaid) 1953 a sawl pwnc arall sydd yn peri pryder i’n haelodau. Yn ogystal, derbyniwyd gwybodaeth am Gynllun Ffrindiau Ffederasiwn Clybiau Ffermwyr Ifanc Eryri.

A successful farm visit was held at Ystumcegid Isaf Farm, Criccieth with Liz Saville Roberts AS. The main topics of discussion were Brexit, Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 and other #FarmingMatters that are causing concerns for our members. Also addressed was the Eryri YFC Patron Scheme.

 

CARMARTHEN

Meeting with Joyce Watson AM

At the beginning of September members of our County executive committee met with local AM Joyce Watson at her office in Carmarthen to discuss a range of #farmingmatters. It was important to highlight the importance of family farms, not just here in Carmarthen but across Wales.

Joyce is a member of the Assembly Commission, the corporate body for the National Assembly for Wales, with responsibility for equalities and Assembly staff and she sits on the Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs, and Economy, Infrastructure and Skills committees.

During the meeting we urged her to ensure that family farms in particular, continue to be an essential part of the economic, social, and cultural fabric of Wales. We have said it many times before but it is so important for everyone to understand that Welsh food production sustains tens of thousands of other businesses – from upstream businesses such as feed merchants, agricultural contractors and engineers, to downstream businesses such as hauliers, processors and retailers.

We also discussed Brexit and the problems our industry is likely to face in the event of a no-deal. We used the opportunity to reinforce our long-standing policy that the only way to gain control of the process is by withdrawing Article 50 and starting fresh. Not to undermine the result of the referendum but to safeguard our family farms, rural economy and way of life, and make a plan that is workable. Once that is the case, start the process of leaving again.

Issues closer to home were also on the agenda, including the negative impact bovine TB is having on farmers mental health and in terms of sheep scab the necessity to ensure funding is utilised for ongoing farm treatment and is not utilised adversely for administrative procedures.

Last but not least we discussed the ‘Sustainable Farming and our Land’ consultation and made the point that the timing for this consultation is far from ideal and stressed the need to consider moving the deadline to allow everyone to respond.

Whilst we hope that the Welsh Government will indeed extend the consultation period, until we have had clear confirmation that this is the case, we will do our best to ensure that farmers understand the proposals.

Tynnu’r gelyn

Roedd ein dau fab hynaf, Dafydd 18 a Siôn 14 yn cynrychioli Tîm Tynnu’r Gelyn dan 19 Cymru a thîm tynnu’r gelyn CFfI Llanddarog dros bedwar diwrnod ym Mhencampwriaeth y Byd yn Iwerddon.

Profiad anhygoel iddynt. Roedd Dafydd yn rhan o’r tîm cymysg Cymru dan 19 oedd yn cynnwys pedair merch a phedwar bachgen a aeth trwyddo i’r rownd gynderfynol a gorffen yn 4ydd yn y byd, dim ond o drwch blewyn yn colli mas ar y fedal Efydd. Mae’r tîm wedi cael llawer o lwyddiant eleni wrth iddynt hefyd ennill y gystadleuaeth tynnu’r gelyn CFfI Iau yn y Sioe Frenhinol ac yn 2ail yng nghystadleuaeth genedlaethol yr NFYFC yn Tenbury Wells.

Rydym yn hyfforddi’r tîm ar ein fferm yng Nghroesasgwrn ger Llangyndeyrn.

Roy a Nerys Edwards, Aelodau FUW

Our two eldest sons, Dafydd 18 and Siôn 14 represented the Wales Under 19 Tug of War Team and Llanddarog YFC Tug of War team over four days in the World Championship in Ireland. An amazing experience for them. Dafydd was part of the mixed Wales Under 19 team consisting of four girls and four boys who made it through to the semi-finals and finished 4th in the world, only narrowly missing out on the Bronze medal. The team has had a lot of success this year and also won the Junior YFC Tug of War competition at the Royal Welsh Show and 2nd in the NFYFC national competition in Tenbury Wells. We train the team on our farm at Croesasgwrn near Llangyndeyrn.

Roy and Nerys Edwards, FUW Members

 

CEREDIGION

Talybont Show

We had a very successful and busy day at Talybont Show, Brexit was discussed frequently and the uncertainty in the farming sector was high. Strawberries and cream were served to members and went down well.

 

DENBIGH & FLINT

Sioe Cerrigydrudion

Cystadleuaeth Tri Hwrdd UAC rhwng sioe Llanrwst, Eglwys Bach a Cerrigydrudion. Ein haelod Tomos Roberts oedd yn fuddugol.

FUW Three Ram competition between Llanrwst, Eglwys Bach and Cerrigydrudion Show. Our member Tomos Roberts was the winner

 

Health and safety event

Mynychwyd digwyddiad iechyd a diogelwch ym Mhlas Bedw lle bu Dyfrig o Filfeddygon y Wern yn trafod lluniadau ar gyfer y cyfleusterau trin gwartheg newydd y mae wedi cynllunio ar gyfer Plas Bedw.

We attended a health and safety event at Plas Bedw where Dyfrig from Wern Vets discussed the drawings for the new cattle handling facilities he has designed for Plas Bedw.

 

GLAMORGAN

Charity Quiz night

We are holding a Charity Quiz on October 24 at Heol Y Cyw Rugby Club from 7.30pm during which we will also be presenting our Walter Rowlands Award. All welcome – it will be £7 per person to include light buffet and all proceeds will be donated to DPJ Foundation.

 

Successful Wooden Horse Race night

Congratulations to Lorraine Howells and Lee Pritchard for organising a Wooden Horse Race Night for which Glyn Davies was auctioneer to raise funds for the Royal Welsh Show as Glamorgan is the feature county for 2021 as well as a local cancer charity called Helping Hands. Between £3,000-4,000 was raised and over 200 people attended so they had fantastic support.

 

Tractor Run

A tractor run is arranged on October 13 at Goldsland Farm, Wenvoe, CFS 6BE with the Tractor Boys of Aberthin, by kind permission of E Reader & Sons. First tractor leaving at 9.45am. Tractor Entry Fee – £10. Trailer Rides – £4 per person if pre – booked £5 per person on the day. Limited spaces available. For further information please contact Rachel Edwards on 07816 034289 or Russell Capeling on 07426 535939

E-mail: rwasglamorgantractorrun@gmail.com

 

200 Club winners

August 200 Club winners:

1st Prize

047 – Mr R Walker

2nd Prize

036 – Mr E Jones Congratulations!

 

GWENT

Rural crime and recycling talks

The Gwent Branch have recently held interesting talks with the Gwent Police Rural Crime Team about an innovative new method of security marking property. The hand held device taps out a unique identifier, which will be logged onto a central data-base.

The device can be used on metal or plastic, so if the property is stolen, this unique number will enable the item to be traced back to its rightful owner.

We have also been in discussion with a representative from a local company who were looking into the possibility of recycling farm plastics. This is a particular problem on all farms, so any initiative to recycle this material is greatly welcomed.

We will be exploring both opportunities further in the very near future.

 

MEIRIONNYDD

Sioe Meirionnydd

Cynhaliwyd Sioe Meirionnydd yn Harlech ar ddiwedd mis Awst, ac mae’r gangen sirol yn ddiolchgar dros ben i bawb am bob cyfraniad a chefnogaeth gyda’r trefniadau, ac am y cymorth ar y diwrnod.

Roedd ein pabell yn llawn bwrlwm a gweithgarwch, a oedd yn cynnwys cyfarfodydd gyda gwleidyddion. Galwodd Liz Saville Roberts AS, Dafydd Elis Thomas AC a Llyr Huws Gruffudd AC er mwyn cael trafodaeth fanwl am sefyllfa’r diwydiant. Y prif bwnc dan sylw wrth gwrs oedd gadael yr Undeb Ewropeaidd, a pha mor drychinebus i’r diwydiant amaeth fyddai gadael heb gytundeb. Trafodwyd yr ymgynghoriad ‘Ffermio cynaliadwy a’n Tir’ yn fanwl.

Yn ystod y dydd, cafwyd cyhoeddiad gan Gomisiynydd Heddlu a Throsedd Gogledd Cymru Arfon Jones ar y cynnydd yn yr adnoddau ar gyfer heddluoedd cefn gwlad. Dywedodd y byddai tri chwnstabl yn cael ei ychwanegu i’r tîm troseddau cefn gwlad y Gogledd, ac roedd hyn yn cael ei groesawu yn fawr gan yr Undeb.

Bu cyfle hefyd yn ystod y sioe i gyflwyno nawddogaeth gan yr undeb i fudiad y Ffermwyr Ieuainc ym Meirionnydd, a rhoddwyd siec o £250 i’r mudiad gan gangen sirol yr undeb. Roedd cyflwyno’r siec yn rhoi cyfle i gyflwyno Academi FUW, sef category aelodaeth newydd ar gyfer ffermwyr ifanc dros 26 oed ar ôl gadael eu clwb ffermwyr ieuainc.

Ymysg nifer o faterion eraill yn y sioe sir oedd y cyfle i roi sylw i bwysigrwydd Iechyd a Diogelwch ar ffermydd, a chafwyd cyflwyniad byr gan Beca Glyn o Ysbyty Ifan, a oedd yn dweud ei phrofiad pan gafodd ddamwain ar feic pedair olwyn ym mis Chwefror 2018. Dywedodd fod camgymeriad dwy funud wedi cael effaith arni am gyfnod hir o amser.

Bu Alun Edwards, Cae Coch Rhydymain, sydd yn llefarydd ar ran Partneriaeth Diogelwch Fferm Cymru yn amlinellu gwaith y bartneriaeth, a pha mor bwysig yw cadw yn ddiogel ar y fferm.

Meirionnydd Show was held in Harlech at the end of August, and the county branch is extremely grateful to everyone for all their contributions and support with the arrangements, and for the help on the day. Our tent was a hive of activity, which included meetings with politicians. Liz Saville Roberts MP, Dafydd Elis Thomas AM and Llyr Huws Gruffudd AM and detailed discussions on the industry’s situation were held. The main issue of course was leaving the European Union, and how disastrous it would be for the agricultural industry to leave without an agreement. The ‘Sustainable Farming and our Land’ consultation was discussed in detail. During the day, the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones announced an increase in resources for rural police forces. He said that three constables would be added to the rural crime team in North Wales, which was warmly welcomed by the Union. There was also an opportunity during the show to present sponsorship from the union to the Young Farmers’ organisation in Meirionnydd, and a cheque for £250 was presented to the organisation by the county branch. The cheque presentation provided an opportunity to introduce FUW Academi, a new membership category for young farmers over the age of 26 after leaving their young farmers club. Among the many other issues at the county show was the opportunity to highlight the importance of Health and Safety on farms, and Beca Glyn from Ysbyty Ifan gave a short presentation about her experience when she had a quad bike accident in February 2018. She said that a two minute mistake has affected her for a long period of time. Alun Edwards, Cae Coch Rhydymain, spokesman for the Wales Farm Safety Partnership, outlined the work of the partnership, and the importance of being safe on the farm.

 

Cefnogi noson gan RABI

Cafodd cangen sirol Meirionnydd gyfle i gefnogi noson gan RABI ym Mryncelynog, Cwm Prysor ger Trawsfynydd yn ddiweddar pryd y cafwyd gwledd o adloniant a oedd yn cynnwys y Welsh Whisperer a nifer o ddoniau lleol. Cafwyd Rhost Mochyn blasus gan gwmni Oinc Oink, Llithfaen, a bu’r noson yn llwyddiant mawr i RABI Meirionnydd. Codwyd arian sylweddol i’r elusen werthfawr yma.

Meirionnydd county branch had the opportunity to support a RABI evening at Bryncelynog, Cwm Prysor near Trawsfynydd recently where there was an evening of entertainment that included the Welsh Whisperer and a number of local talents. A delicious Pig Roast was provided by Oinc Oink, Llithfaen, and the evening was a great success for RABI Meirionnydd. Significant funds have been raised for this valuable charity.

GWENT

Rural crime and recycling talks

The Gwent Branch have recently held interesting talks with the Gwent Police Rural Crime Team about an innovative new method of security marking property. The hand held device taps out a unique identifier, which will be logged onto a central data-base.

The device can be used on metal or plastic, so if the property is stolen, this unique number will enable the item to be traced back to its rightful owner.

We have also been in discussion with a representative from a local company who were looking into the possibility of recycling farm plastics. This is a particular problem on all farms, so any initiative to recycle this material is greatly welcomed.

We will be exploring both opportunities further in the very near future.

 

MONTGOMERYSHIRE

Llanfair Caereinion Show

From left, Russell George AM, Glyn Davies MP, FUW Vice President Eifion Huws, County Executive Officer Emyr Wyn Davies and County Chairman Bryn Francis.

Many thanks to all our members who attended the FUW marquee at the show on Saturday August 31. The day started on a ‘soggy’ note but the sun shone by the afternoon. Additionally, many thanks to those members who assisted us with setting up and during the day, diolch. Also, thanks to Mar Parry, volunteer for the DPJ Foundation who was also present on the stand during the day.

 

Opportunity for FUW members to access one to one, free professional advice

Davis Meade are working with Montgomeryshire FUW to provide an opportunity for FUW members to access one to one, free professional advice.

On Tuesday October 15 2019, Davis Meade will be at the FUW Newtown office and members will have an opportunity to book at 30 minute slot to receive free agriculture related advice. Members are encouraged to bring along any documentation that they feel is relevant to their enquiry.

Davis Meade are able to offer advice on agricultural tenancy matters including rent reviews, end of tenancy compensation, notices to quit, compulsory purchase and land compensation, countryside stewardship or grants, dispute resolution, boundary matters and valuations to mention but a few topics.

Spaces will be limited and therefore members are strongly encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings will be taken through the FUW Newtown office.

 

Farewell Alison

Friday 6th September was Alison Jones’ Montgomeryshire Administrative Assistant’s last day after five years of work at the County Office. We all at FUW Montgomeryshire would like to wish Alison all the best for the future and again many thanks for all her hard work during her term. Lynne Baker will take over duties as Administrative Assistant in the Montgomeryshire County Office

 

PEMBROKESHIRE

Meeting with Simon Hart MP

County Officials recently had a good meeting with Simon Hart MP. The main discussions centred around Brexit and the ongoing negotiations, with a specific focus on the potential problems for the sheep sector, trade tariffs and the market place.

From left, County Vice Chairman Mike Kurtz, Simon Hart MP and County Chairman Alun Phillips

 

Free Crime Prevention Surveys

Did you know that Dyfed Powys Police’s Rural Crime Team now offer free crime prevention surveys for farms and agricultural businesses in Pembrokeshire?

The surveys are completed by PCSO Liam Woodford, who will arrange a suitable time to visit your premises to undertake the survey. Following his visit he will compile a report of crime prevention suggestions that you may wish to implement, but there is no obligation for you to undertake any of the measures identified.

If you are interested in receiving a crime prevention visit please contact the Rural Crime Team at the following e-mail address: RuralCrimeTeam@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

 

Charity Bingo – Date for your diary

We are holding a bingo in aid of The DPJ Foundation on Thursday November 14, at Haverfordwest Cricket Club. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 8pm. So why not join us for what promises to be a fun night?

Land Transfers

Please remember that you need to notify RPW of any changes to land within 30 days of the change taking place in order to avoid penalties. A Manage My Land form needs to be submitted via RPW Online when you:

• Buy or sell land
• Rent new land in that you have the management control of at May 15 • The boundary of a field is changed on a permanent basis
• A field is amalgamated or divided on a permanent basis
• A field is being registered and mapped for the first time
• The permanent feature area recorded in a field increases or decreases

In addition, don’t forget that when you buy or sell land, or rent land in or give it up, you need to ensure that the land is added or removed from your CPH number accordingly, by completing a Manage My CPH form on RPW Online. If you need any assistance with any of the above please get in touch.

 

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