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Farmer business grants offered in Wales

By Sarah Wedge, land agent as Davis Meade Property Consultants FARMERS in Wales are being offered the chance to apply for Farm Business Grants (FBG) to help improve the economic and environmental performance of...

Sheep scab help available

by James Ruggeri, HCC Industry Development Executive SHEEP farmers in Wales are being offered a new free sheep scab testing service, supported by Welsh Government. This acute skin condition is caused by the ectoparasitic psoroptes ovis mite....

Are we set for a meat-free future?

Will meat eating be a thing of the past by the year 2100? That’s the question Welsh Hill Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones recently had the “privilege” of discussing at the Oxford Farming Conference 2018,...

Dealing with a livestock attack

Dogs chasing sheep can read like a minor incident even the term “worrying” is rather a soft sounding term. However the harsh reality of an attack is very different. You WILL see in most...

Dangers of overhead power lines

DESPITE potentially fatal consequences, only 14 per cent of people worry about getting too close to an overhead power line and 40 per cent don’t even think about it. Over two thirds (68 per...

Pioneering projects awarded funding through EIP Wales

WITH the growing emphasis on fostering an efficient and innovative farming sector post‐Brexit, European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Wales is offering up to £40,000 to groups of farmers and foresters who want to tackle on...

Precision soil mapping

by Dr Delana Davies, Farming Connect Knowledge Exchange Hub MAKING precision farming efficiencies by using variable rate nutrient application relies on having accurate soil nutrient knowledge across the span of the growing area. Taking...

Scholarship applications now open

THE Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust is pleased to announce that the application process for 2019 Scholarships is now open, and prospective Scholars are being encouraged to send in their submissions well ahead of the...