How to make better use of farm nutrients

FARMING Connect are running a series of slurry and farm yard manure (FYM) workshops across Wales this spring, offering participating farmers £50 to sample their slurry or FYM.

SLURRY LAGOON: Farmers to get £50 for sampling.

SLURRY LAGOON: Farmers to get £50 for sampling.


The benefits of analysing slurry and FYM can provide significant savings to fertiliser costs, and applying adequate amounts of organic matter will improve crop performance and soil condition.

Specialist support and advice will be given at the workshops to develop knowledge on the value of slurry and FYM, application methods, timings and appropriate storage. Farming Connect knowledge transfer manager Lisa Roberts said: “The nutrient content of slurry and FYM can vary considerably from farm to farm depending on the number and type of livestock kept, the diet being fed and type of bedding used.

“The volume of dirty water and rainwater entering storage facilities can also affect this. “These workshops are a great opportunity for farmers to analyse their slurry or FYM and make invested decisions to save on costs and potentially grow more grass.”

For more information or to book your space contact your local facilitator (see list below) or Lois Evans on 01248 660074 or by email:

Anglesey, Eryri and Llŷn: Gethin Davies – 07772 694941;

Meirionnydd: Mari Hughes – 07531 398272;

Conwy and Denbighshire: Guto Owen – 07896 996832;

Wrexham and Flint: Elen Jones – 07772 694098;

Ceredigion and North Pembrokeshire: Menna Williams – 07896 837725;

East Carmarthenshire: Alun Bowen – 07896 262736;

West Carmarthenshire: Hefin Jones – 07989 640017;

South Pembrokeshire: Jamie McCoy – 07887 771224;

Montgomeryshire: Adam Watkins – 07531 487928;

Breconshire and Radnorshire: Nerys Hammond – 07757 265992;

Glamorganshire: Mari Goldsworthy – 07795 432176;

Monmouthshire: Catherine Smith – 07974 655774.

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