Supporting Welsh dairy farmers is 'vital'

Western Telegraph: The NFU says support for Welsh dairy farmers from public, processors and retailers is vital after farmgate milk prices have fallen by around 25% in recent months. (11393947)

5:18pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

WELSH dairy farming businesses are feeling the pain following a downturn in global dairy commodity prices being translated into damaging farm gate price cuts. Support for Welsh dairy farmers from public, processors and retailers is vital after farmgate milk prices have fallen by around 25% in recent months.

YESS window opens for final applications

3:13pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

DEPUTY Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has announced that the application process for the final year of the Young Entrants Support Scheme (YESS) is now underway.

FUW and politicians discuss beef crisis, single payment and labelling at show

Western Telegraph: FARMING TALK: From left: FUW vice president Richard Vaughan, Stephen Crabb MP, Simon Hart MP, FUW Pembrokeshire county chairman Hywel Vaughan and FUW Pembrokeshire president John Savins. (10005221)

10:41am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE current beef price crisis was high on the agenda when members and officials of the Farmers' Union Wales met local politicians at the Pembrokeshire County Show.

Sheep farmers sought for flock health project

Western Telegraph: The sheep flock at Windsor Farm is predominately Suffolk-cross Mules and Welsh Mules. ..PICTURE: Debbie James.... (8675470)

8:59pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TIME is running out for sheep farmers in Wales to participate in a project that could bring valuable information on the health of their flocks.

County chairman gets on his bike for charity

Western Telegraph: PEDAL POWER: Thomas arrives at Tiers Cross YFC.

2:35pm Monday 1st September 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE YFC County Chairman Thomas Bevan got on his bike on Saturday (August 30) to raise funds for a children’s charity close to his heart.

PICTURE GALLERY: Pembrokeshire County Show - Around the showground

Western Telegraph: More than 90,000 people attended the Pembrokeshire County Show this year with the 2014 show being hailed the best in a decade. 
Pictures: Photographer Lisa Soar and Western Telegraph reporters Jenny Hanson, Joanna Sayers, Ceri Coleman-Phillips and chief

10:52am Thursday 28th August 2014

OUR reporting team were out and about taking pictures of all the action at the Pembrokeshire County Show last week.

Record crowds flock to Camrose

Western Telegraph: SKILL AND PRECISION: Ploughing demonstrations went on throughout the day. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (9636589)

2:29pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE 29th Camrose Vintage Working Day offered a packed programme of events for visitors from across the county, and beyond.

Pulling out all the stops for County Show Ladies Day

Western Telegraph: BRIGHT AND BREEZY: Pembrokeshire Young Farmer of the Year Katie Davies (right), Meinir Owens, and Hafwen and Mair Rees braved the breeze to smile for the camera. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (9605176)

4:26pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE'S women pulled out the stops with their fantastic outfits for Ladies Day 2014 at the County Show on Wednesday.

Sheep farmers sought for flock health project

7:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SHEEP farmers in Wales are being given the chance to participate in a project that could bring valuable information on the health of their flocks.

Crowds moo-ve in for farm open day

Western Telegraph: GOOD CROWD: Around 550 people attended Velindre Farm's open day. PIC: Western Telegraph. (9416647)

8:17pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Around 550 farmers from Pembrokeshire and beyond visited Velindre Farm near St Nicholas on Thursday to see the county's biggest rotary milking parlour in action.

'Encouraging fall' in bovine TB cases welcomed

8:19pm Thursday 21st August 2014

LATEST statistics reveal a drop in the number of recorded cases of bovine TB.

Nominations sought for FUW award

8:18pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Farmers’ Union of Wales is seeking nominations for this year’s FUW-HSBC 'Outstanding Service to the Welsh Dairy Industry' award.

Incentive to promote Simmental breed

Western Telegraph: The Welsh Simmental Club is offering an incentive to encourage farmers to use Simmental bulls. (9096741)

11:07am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A NEW competition is aiming to encourage dairy farmers to try Simmental bulls.

Snowdon hill farm sale challenge

11:28am Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN AGEING sheep farmer has thrown down the gauntlet to critics of hill farming by giving them an opportunity to buy a one-acre stake in his farm for £12,000.

Enterprising teams put to the test

Western Telegraph: One of the Farmer Enterprise Competition teams – Gerallt Jones, Gwydion Owen and Aled Jones – are pictured at the Royal Welsh Show event with, from the left: Charlie Morgan (independent grassland specialist and competition judge); John Richard

11:31am Wednesday 13th August 2014

FIVE teams of young farmers whose lamb finishing and crop growing skills are being put to the test are being urged to focus on the requirements of their end market.

Another showstopper

Western Telegraph: Prime Minister David Cameron at the Royal Welsh Show. (8927660)

12:22pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE sun shone brightly on another bumper Royal Welsh Show.

Silver lining for show stalwart

Western Telegraph: Terry Clarke receives his silver medal from this year’s Radnor President, Mrs Rhian Duggan and husband John. (9096828)

11:10am Wednesday 13th August 2014

THIS year’s Royal Welsh Show had a silver lining for a stalwart volunteer.

Restoring soils after storms and high tides

Western Telegraph: Mr John Williams, Principal Research Scientist at ADAS (right) investigates the soil with Mr John Thomas of Morfa Mawr. (9153391)

11:07am Wednesday 13th August 2014

FARMERS whose land was submerged by seawater during the last winter storms have been receiving advice on how to restore the calcium balance in the worst affected soils.

Solid foundation for future in farming

Western Telegraph: Bright future: Carwyn James is one of the first young farmers to take part in the Tesco Future Farmer Foundation. (7365100)

9:26am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A YOUNG farmer from Pembrokeshire is laying the foundations for a bright future in the industry, thanks to a prestigious new scheme.

New turbine on farm

Western Telegraph: NatWest’s Graham Harvey with farmer Robert and Llyr Evans and their new wind turbine. (7416032)

9:24am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A FARM that has been in the same family for three generations is looking to the future with renewable energy.

Free coach travel to Livestock Event

9:23am Wednesday 25th June 2014

PEOPLE from Pembrokeshire will be able to travel to the Livestock Event for free next week.

Lamb event hits the road

9:22am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A ROADSHOW is coming to west Wales tonight (Wednesday) focusing on lamb health and finishing systems.

Mart reports

9:21am Wednesday 25th June 2014

w/c June 16th

Optimism still high in dairy sector

Western Telegraph: Ian Edwards, senior agricultural manager at NatWest, Jimmy McLean of RBS and NatWest, and Hugh and David James. (7168487)

3:16pm Friday 20th June 2014

A PEMBROKESHIRE dairy farming family has been sharing their significant expansion programme.

Crop trials and precision farming at arable day

3:14pm Friday 20th June 2014

FARMERS will be able to learn more about arable crop trials on a west Wales farm at an open day next week.

Celebrating 60 years of agricultural education

3:13pm Friday 20th June 2014

A CELEBRATION of 60 years of agricultural education at a west Wales college is taking place next week.

Prestigious award open for nominations

3:12pm Friday 20th June 2014

ONE of the most prestigious awards in Pembrokeshire agriculture has opened for nominations.

Double championship joy at spring festival

Western Telegraph: Allan and Sharon Nicholas won the supreme pig championship at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival. (7172732)

3:12pm Friday 20th June 2014

A PEMBROKESHIRE couple are celebrating success at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival.

Mart reports

3:10pm Friday 20th June 2014

From June 7th

Farmer pleads not to cut off fodder donation 'lifeline'

Western Telegraph: Lifeline: Fodder bales donated by farmers in north Ceredigion and Machynlleth bound for Somerset farmsare loaded onto a  lorry at Aberystwyth livestock market.  (6292361)

9:06am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A WEST Wales farming leader has called on his fellow farmers to help maintain the ‘lifeline’ of fodder deliveries to Somerset where the crisis caused by the recent floods is "far from over".

New legal helpline for sheep farmers

Western Telegraph: Beef farmer Brian Thomas has welcomed a review into the future of the sector. (6292287)

8:05am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A NEW legal helpline has been launched offering free advice for sheep farmers.

Newcastle EmlynMay 21st

1:06pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

DAI LEWIS Auctioneers reports: An increased number of spring lambs, together with another strong entry of culls. Hoggets are on their seasonal decline in number. Lambs saw another brisk run for all categories and culls saw fierce competition from start to finish. Ewe and lamb couples sold to a steady run.

Review welcomed as concern grows over beef sector

Western Telegraph: Beef farmer Brian Thomas has welcomed a review into the future of the sector. (6292287)

4:05pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

AS CONCERN grows about the state of Wales’ beef industry, a Pembrokeshire farmer has welcomed a review into the sector.

Running up grand total for charity

Western Telegraph: Members of St Clears YFC after their fundraising tractor run. (6116554)

12:37pm Monday 12th May 2014

AS PART of their 75th anniversary celebrations, St Clears YFC held a successful tractor run.

Calls to make dairy code into law

12:35pm Monday 12th May 2014

THE latest round of milk price cuts have prompted calls for the dairy code of practice to be enshrined in law.

Highlighting cost of Bovine TB

12:35pm Monday 12th May 2014

THE cost of Bovine TB to farmers in Pembtrokeshire has been highlighted in the Welsh Assembly.

Mart reports

3:16pm Friday 21st March 2014

w/c March 10th

Ribbon cut on new home for agriculture

Western Telegraph: GRAND OPENING: NFU president and local union member Meurig Raymond, opens the new-look Agriculture House in Winch Lane, Haverfordwest. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (4642383)

3:16pm Friday 21st March 2014

AGRICULTURE now has a brighter home in Haverfordwest.

Helping hand for fellow farmers

Western Telegraph: Support: Members of Llysyfran YFC raised more than £1,000 for flood-hit farmers in Somerset. (4643840)

3:15pm Friday 21st March 2014

YOUNG farmers in flood-hit Somerset have been supported by YFC members in Pembrokeshire.

Share sheep worrying stories

3:13pm Friday 21st March 2014

FARMERS are being asked to share their experiences of sheep worrying by dogs.

NFU president's homecoming to open Agriculture House

10:16am Friday 14th March 2014

THE official opening of the newly-refurbished Agriculture House in Haverfordwest is taking place today (Friday).

New lady ambassador for show

Western Telegraph: (4611803)

10:15am Friday 14th March 2014

THE new Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Lady Ambassador is Tania Hancock, of Camrose.

New show president following in father's footsteps

10:14am Friday 14th March 2014

THE new president of Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society is following in his father’s foosteps.

Mart reports

10:07am Friday 14th March 2014

w/c March 1st

Successful but challenging year for county show organisers

Western Telegraph: New president of Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Dick Davies (centre) with outgoing president Mike Davies (left) and president-elect Ian Fudge. (4354672)

4:02pm Friday 7th March 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE Agricultural Society had a successful though challenging year in 2013, with the County Show returning yet another £100,000 profit.

Top spot for Topshot

4:01pm Friday 7th March 2014

AT THE Holstein South Wales Club monthly show and sale at Carmarthen Mart, double top honours went to Robert and Diane Evans, of Derimoelion with Deri Topshot Diana.

Marts reports

3:59pm Friday 7th March 2014

w/c February 24th

Pembrokeshire farmer is new president of NFU

5:07pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A PROMINENT Pembrokeshire farmer is the new head of the country’s biggest farming union.

County farmers' concerns about TB policies

10:35am Wednesday 26th February 2014

FARMERS in Pembrokeshire have expressed their concerns about a number of planned changes to bovine TB policies, as new figures show the disease has reduced in Wales.

New TB cases fall in Wales

10:34am Wednesday 26th February 2014

THE number of cattle slaughtered because of bovine TB in Wales fell by a third last year, while new cases of the disease also reduced by almost a quarter.

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