Welcome to the Welsh Farmer | Croeso i Y Tir

Butcher’s Bar-B-Q success applauded

FUW president Emyr Jones has congratulated Machynlleth butcher William Lloyd Williams and his staff on their recent successes at the National Bar-B-Q competitions in Coventry. In a letter to Mr Williams, Mr Jones stated:...

Respiratory disease in calves

RESPIRATORY disease in calves is an interaction between: • Various infectious agents (whether bacterial, viral or both) • Environment (poorly ventilated buildings, overcrowding) • Immunity (vaccination status) Viral Causes The important viral causes of...

Ensuring a profitable future

HOW to ensure a profitable future in sheep production will come under the microscope at an open day at Hendy, Hundred House, Llandrindod Wells, on Tuesday September 9. The event, organised by RABDF Events...

Much Ado About Mutton

THE “untold story of mutton” is featured in a book written by Powys farmer Bob Kennard and published on September 4. Mr Kennard, of Graig Farm, Dolau, near Llandrindod Wells, has worked in food...

Plans for 2016 NSA

THE National Sheep Association (NSA) will return to the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, for its biennial Sheep Event on Wednesday July 27 2016. Event organiser Helen Davies, Event Organiser said: “NSA Sheep 2014 was...

West Wales horse tipped for the top

A YOUNG horse bred in Llandysul has been tipped as a future international prospect at the recent British Equestrian Federation Futurity evaluations. Horse breeder and stud owner Diana Whittome, of Coed-y-Foel stud, Prengwyn, gained...

AM hosts question time event

CEREDIGION AM Elin Jones turned the tables on local farmers’ representatives in a Question Time event held by Plaid Cymru in the newly-rebuilt Caerwedros Hall near New Quay. She chaired a lively discussion with...