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Cadw Golwg o Ben Talar

gan Aubrey Davies MAE’N sicr fod y plant wedi cael hwyl yn chwarae ffŵl Ebrill ar eu rhieni ac unrhyw un arall y gallent eu plagio. Ond nid y plant yn unig sy’n ceisio...

Y Byd o Ben y Bannau

gan Lyn Ebenezer AMCANGYFRIFIR i’r rhyfel Mawr ddwyn 16 miliwn o fywydau, gyda 10 miliwn o’r rheiny’n filwyr. Collwyd yn y gyflafan hefyd 484,000 o geffylau gan Brydain yn unig. Ni wnaeth y rhyfel...

Farming Connect training on DIY business plans

FARMING Connect has arranged a series of “DIY Business Planning” workshops over the coming months (see table below). These day-long, fully funded workshops will help eligible farmers registered with Farming Connect to master the...

Milk caught up in price war crossfire

WALES’ milk industry could match the success of the lucrative branded bottle water sector, according to a communications expert. Volvic and Evian produce 24 per cent of all bottled water sold in the UK,...

Evans hears of challenges

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans visited Haverfordwest Creamery last month for a taste of the challenges facing the dairy sector and the future plans of farmer-owned First Milk.   Haverfordwest Creamery processes...

Desire to change carcase grading system

by Gwyn Howells HCC chief executive TECHNOLOGY has moved on in leaps and bounds in recent years, particularly in industries which serve everdemanding consumers who expect to receive products of a consistently high quality....

Return to rents on the cards?

by Philip Meade of Davis Meade Property Consultants WHILST not directly relevant to agricultural tenancies in England and Wales, the recent publication of the Final Report of the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group in...

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.   The benefits of analysing slurry...

Managing flock performance

DISAPPOINTING scanning results in 2014 prompted Gwynedd sheep farmer Arwyn Williams to redouble his efforts for the following year – and his work is starting to show results. A slight change to his management...

Nematodirosis in young lambs

NEMATODIROSIS is caused by the gut parasite Nematodirus battus. Nematodirosis is an important disease affecting young lambs managed on pasture grazed by young lambs the previous year. Economic impact There is rapid weight loss...