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Corwen shearer wins personality award

LEADING sheep shearer, Richard Jones of Corwen, has been awarded the popular Lister Shearing Personality of the Year award for 2014. The award, given annually by the British Wool Marketing Board and sponsored by...

Get advice if a fracking company seeks access

by Philip Meade of Davis Meade Property Consultants IF FRACKING gets the go ahead across the UK farmers and landowners should be aware of their rights to compensation if the controversial shale gas abstraction process...

Supply curbs may improve tough times

by Gwyn Howells, HCC chief executive THERE is no denying that 2014 was a turbulent year for red meat producers across Wales. The industry dealt with a fluctuating market for lambs as well as...

Over £4,000 raised for FUW charities

FOLLOWING a successful Wales Coastal Path walk and hog roast evening last September, the chairmen of FUW Denbighshire and Flintshire branches recently presented a cheque to union vice president Richard Vaughan – who accepted...

Nominations open for 2015 Royal Welsh award

TWELVE Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) advisory committees are currently considering who to nominate for this year’s Sir Bryner Jones Memorial Award and the Dr Emrys Evans Award. Sir Bryner Jones was agriculture commissioner...

Give ewes regular foot baths to combat lameness

FOOT bathing ewes at weekly intervals is helping a Pembrokeshire sheep enterprise control lameness ahead of lambing. Steve and Liz Ford, of Winterton Farm, Marloes, have invested in an automatic footbath which continuously replenishes...

Private vet involvement in TB testing welcomed

THE FUW has welcomed deputy farming and food minister Rebecca Evans’ announcement that private vets will remain at the heart of TB testing procedures in Wales. Two “Delivery Partners” have successfully tendered for TB...

Cadw Golwg o Ben Talar

gan Aubrey Davies ROEDD y newyddion fod First Milk yn gohirio talu’r arian oedd yn ddyledus ar Ionawr 12 yn ergyd nid yn unig i aelodau’r cwmni cydweithredol ond hefyd i holl ffermwyr llaeth....