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Vaccinating is money saver

VACCINATING cattle for infectious diseases can be costly but is money well spent, according to a Flintshire dairy farmer. Farming Connect demonstration farmer Edward Morgan has been vaccinating his dairy herd for bovine viral...

Welsh agri-student wins Claas scholarship

TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Haverfordwest student Hywel Philips has been chosen as the new Claas scholar at Harper Adams University. The Claas Scholarship, awarded annually, offers one outstanding student financial sponsorship and a work placement year at...

Innovative industry courses labelled success

CERTIFICATES have been awarded to Wales YFC to highlight their members’ successes after completing an innovative beef stock selection course. In partnership with renowned meat-processing firm Dunbia, the Welsh Food & Drinks Skills Project...

Calf rearing retains high standard

JUDGE Robert Jones, of Erwood, chose a calf reared by Edward Powell (Radnor YFC) as the supreme champion at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair’s calf rearing competition. Rearing the reserve supreme champion was William...

Concern over impact of new food labelling

CEREDIGION MP Mark Williams has expressed concern over changes in EU food labelling laws which may affect traders at farmers markets across Wales. The rules come with the introduction of EC Regulation 1169/2011 Food...

Welsh red meat plan hits targets

AN action plan designed to secure a viable long term future for the Welsh red meat industry is continuing to hit its targets. The annual monitoring report of the Strategic Action Plan for the...

Beef on the menu at Sainsbury’s talks

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans visited one of Sainsbury’s beef development farms in Welshpool last month and met representatives of the retailer to discuss how to support the Welsh beef industry. Frochas...