Sheep worrying and #FarmingMatters top of agenda at Spring Festival

A BUSY weekend of promoting why #FarmingMatters and highlighting the dangers dogs pose to livestock took place at this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival.

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The FUW stand in the Glamorgan Hall was a hive of activity and members were invited to join union staff for discussions on farming matters, enter the FUW’s Summer Sheep Hamper competition, worth £150, and pick up their FUW-Farmers Guardian ‘Take the Lead’ gatepost sign. Speaking after the event, FUW marketing and membership manager Teleri Fielden said: “We highlighted why #FarmingMatters and also put the spotlight on the escalating issue of livestock worrying and how much of a problem this is for our members and farmers across the country. “The FUW has long stressed that in order to protect farm businesses from severe financial and emotional stress, it is imperative that improved public awareness is coupled with central recording of incidences, tighter regulation and better enforcement. “We therefore handed out new gatepost signs so that members can respectfully remind those walking their dogs in the countryside to keep them on a lead whilst they enjoy the beautiful scenery.” Members of the union were also able to pick up their copy of the FUW’s General Election Manifesto highlights, which outlined the union’s key asks of the next UK Government.

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