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Sheep farmers: We want your views

by Dr Heather McCalman One of the key aims of hcc’s hill Ram Scheme is to improve profitability of the sector through the use of tried and tested genetic improvement methods. To achieve this...

New NVZ rules will impact all sectors

by Edward Page, Land Agent at Davis Meade Property Consultants On April 8, Welsh Government published draft regulations for an all- Wales nitrate Vulnerable Zone. “The regulations are designed to target more intensely polluting practices but could undoubtedly...

How low can you go? Protein in the dairy cow diet

by Dr Cate William, Farming Connect Knowledge Exchange Hub, IBERS, Aberystwyth University THE modern dairy cow’s nutritional requirements are highly complex due to the microbial population of the rumen and the demand for efficient...

Ask the Expert with RDP Law

RDP’s Head of Agriculture and Private Client, Sioned Thomas, highlights some of the common questions she’s asked about Succession Planning 1. What is Succession Planning? A succession plan is a long-term plan about the...

TB testing derogation for youngstock welcomed

The decision by Welsh Government to exempt cattle under 180 days of age from routine or targeted surveillance bovine TB testing in unrestricted herds has been welcomed by the FUW as a pragmatic approach...

Tribute to Oriel Jones

ORIEL JONES passed away peacefully at home with his family on Wednesday May 6 2020. Having been born in Llangeitho in 1930, Oriel spent his early childhood in London, returning to his uncle Jac’s...

restrictions are fundamentally important

by Glyn Roberts, FUW President AS farmers, we are well used to rules relating to infectious disease control, and while we may disagree with some of these – especially when they are only applied...