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Range Rover Sport marathon

Huw Thomas reports on a re-run of last year’s Range Rover marathon… LAST summer saw the Range Rover face the annual Franco-Spanish workout. This time it was the Range Rover Sport II. It was...

Slate cavern cheese stars at SIAL fair

CHWILOG-BASED South Caernarfon Creameries attracted much interest with their cavern matured cheddar cheese at SIAL – one of the world’s largest food fairs held in Paris recently. The creamery’s sales representative Nick Beadman said:...

Positive signs for Welsh beef farmers

AN expected fall in imports, a tightening of the domestic supply and robust consumer demand could see improved returns for beef farmers next year. Such an improvement would follow a difficult period for the...

Brand new taste of Ceredigion

CEREDIGION AM Elin Jones AM recently visited Llaethliw, a new wine producer based at Neuaddlwyd, near Aberaeron, and sampled the “high-quality wines” on offer. Richard and Siwsan Evans bought Llaethliw in 2008, and planted...

CAP payments TB warning

FROM next month (January 1) the existing “zero tolerance” crosscompliance rules will be applied to all herds and all types of TB tests notified by a test notification letter from the Animal and Plant...

Sheep and Goat Annual Inventory deadline

FROM January 1 farmers will be required to record the individual tag numbers of sheep tagged before 2010 on the movement document (AML1). Sheep sent direct to slaughter or moved within the same ownership...

Planning support for Snowdonia farmers

FOLLOWING the success of a pilot project over the summer to provide planning support, Snowdonia National Park Authority’s development management service has organised more planning surgeries for farmers at Dolgellau, Llanrwst and Bryncir next...