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.

Farming student picks up special award

10:34am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A YOUNG farmer is all set to further his studies after winning a special award.

Online payments system launched

10:32am Wednesday 26th February 2014

FARMERS in Wales can now complete their Single Application Forms (SAF) online.

Animal health expert named best in the UK

10:31am Wednesday 26th February 2014

AN animal health expert based in Pembrokeshire has won two top industry awards. At the annual Animal Health Distributors Association Conference, Jennifer Evans, was named the top animal health advisor in the UK, after achieving excellent results in her Animal Medicines Training Authority exams.

Connect with new facilitator

10:30am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A YOUNG farmer from Llanybydder has taken on an important new role with Farming Connect.

Marts reports

10:29am Wednesday 26th February 2014


Herd winners take home silverware

Western Telegraph: Herd winners: Some of the winners from the Carmarthenshire national Milk Records herd competition. PICTURE: Meyrick Brown. (4032793)

10:27am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A LEADING Holstein herd took many of the top awards in the Carmarthenshire 2013 National Milk Records competition.

Cross-compliance fears after bad weather

10:25am Wednesday 26th February 2014

FARMERS are becoming increasingly concerned that ongoing heavy rainfall and floods will mean they cannot comply with some cross compliance rules.

23% single payment cut hits home

10:24am Wednesday 26th February 2014

WALES is 'standing out like a sore thumb' in Europe as the full implication of the decision to transfer 15% funding away from direct payments to Welsh farmers hits home.

£5million electronic register for common land

10:22am Wednesday 26th February 2014

ALL COMMON land in Wales will now be registered electronically, thanks to a £5million investment. Used primarily for agricultural purposes, common land accounts for 8.5% of all land in Wales and plays a vital role in the protection and conservation of Wales's natural habitat. The electronic registers will replace the current paper-based system, creating a consistent system that is easier to manage and accessible 24 hours a day. Instant access to the register will assist in the response to animal disease outbreaks if they occur on common land. Minister for Natural Resources and Food Alun Davies said: "This £5 million investment, alongside the creation of EIDCymru and ongoing County Parish Holding reform, demonstrates our commitment to supporting Wales's agricultural sector and safeguarding our natural resources. "The introduction of electronic registration will create a modern and efficient system that will make it quicker and easier for councils to update the register and process applications, as well as improving the overall management of our common land." Work will start on the implementation of the register in April 2015 and will be completed by the end of 2017.

Stephen takes union top job

Western Telegraph: John Davies and Stephen James, the new deputy president and president of NFU Cymru. (3748294)

3:40pm Friday 7th February 2014

A DAIRY farmer from Pembrokeshire is the new president of NFU Cymru.

Plans for standard TB valuations in bid to cut compensation in Wales

3:37pm Friday 7th February 2014

CLAIMS that compensation payments for cattle that are culled because of Bovine TB are too high have led to plans for a new valuation system in Wales.

Mart reports

3:37pm Friday 7th February 2014


TB the hot topic at local eradication board meeting

3:33pm Friday 7th February 2014

FARMERS in Pembrokeshire are being urged to attend a meeting where Bovine TB will be the topic up for discussion.

CAP reform makes up the table talk at farmhouse breakfast

Western Telegraph: Aled Rees in discussion with AM Elin Jones, Morgan Evans of Rhostyddyn, Devil’s Bridge and Trefor Jones, of Cwmcae, Bow Street at the farmhouse breakfast event last week. 

3:33pm Friday 7th February 2014

A DISCUSSION on CAP reform was dished up in a west Wales farmhouse kitchen last week.

Making the local connection

Western Telegraph: Local Connection: Rebecca Summons, the new Farming Connect facilitator for south Pembrokeshire. (3581704)

12:50pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A FARMERS’ daughter from south Pembrokeshire is the new Farming Connect regional co-ordinator for the area.

Agricultural students urged to apply for £1,000 bursary

12:48pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

STUDENTS keen to make a career out of farming are being urged to apply for a special bursary.

Mart reports

12:47pm Wednesday 29th January 2014


Event offers lambing season support

12:46pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

AN EVENT is taking place in Pembrokeshire tonight (Wednesday) to help sheep producers during the lambing season.

Important sheep paperwork deadline approaching fast

12:44pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

FARMERS are being reminded to complete their annual sheep and goat inventory form this week.

Innovative farm projects could earn £5,000

12:43pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A NEW funding scheme is offering farmers up to £5,000 if they can come up with innovative ways to make production more efficient while protecting the environment.

New animal health group seeking members

12:42pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

PEOPLE are being encouraged to apply to serve on a new animal health group.

Recording winners

Western Telegraph: Some of the winners of the Pembrokeshire NMR herd competition awards. (3489513)

9:24am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

THERE was jubilation for a prominent Pembrokeshire farming family when they scooped the county’s National Milk Records champion herd award.

Mart reports

9:22am Wednesday 22nd January 2014


CardiganJanuary 13th

9:16am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

J. J. MORRIS reports: Another good entry of 1289 head in the sheep section and 44 calves. Prime hoggets sold on par with national trends. A mixed entry of store lambs sold to a maximum of £64.20. The cull ewe trade was again very slow, with the buyers very selective in their bidding. The calf section again sold well.

Farmers hamstrung by CAP funding transfer decision

9:16am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

WELSH farmers are being hamstrung by decisions made by the minister responsible for agriculture, Preseli Pembrokeshire’s AM has said.

Celebrating most important meal of the day

Western Telegraph: Local AM Paul Davies at the FUW National Breakfast at the Senedd (3458856)

10:56am Tuesday 21st January 2014

PRESELI Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies hosted the annual FUW Farmhouse Breakfast at the Senedd last week.

Heavyweight champion at Welsh Turkey Association AGM

12:27pm Monday 23rd December 2013

A PEMBROKESHIRE-PRODUCED turkey weighing 38lbs clinched the award for the heaviest stag at the recent Welsh Turkey Association AGM and awards evening in St Clears.

Quality stock on show at traditional event

12:27pm Monday 23rd December 2013

DESPITE the inclement weather, a sizeable crowd of producers and supporters gathered in Newcastle Emlyn for the prestigious and traditional Christmas show and sale, which again saw the cream of west Waless primestock on offer.

Excellent turnout at Christmas show

Western Telegraph: The champion lambs at Cardigan Mart's Christmas show and sale. (2987235)

9:47am Monday 23rd December 2013

THERE was an excellent turnout of quality stock at this year’s annual Christmas show and sale. The finished cattle section was judged by Carmarthen Cattle dealer Anthony Thomas, who placed a British Blue heifer, owned by Dylan and Enfys Davies, as champion beast, which sold for 305p/kg to local butcher Dilwyn James, of Dewi James a’i Gwmni. The reserve champion was a Limousin steer from the Jenkins Family, Pantyrodyn, Brongest, which sold for 265p/kg to Oswestry dealer Tony Jones.

Family scores a festive double

9:41am Monday 23rd December 2013

THE annual Christmas fatstock show and sale drew a large crowd to Whitland Mart on December 10th, with the Coney family, of Lower End Town, Lampeter Velfrey achieving the double of champion beast and champion pen of lambs, the first time that both prizes have been won by the same exhibitors.

Price is right for Meadow suppliers

12:01pm Friday 13th December 2013

FARMERS can look forward to a belated Christmas present when their milk price increases in January.

Award for farming's unsung heroines

6:16am Friday 13th December 2013

THE unsung heroines of Welsh farming have been honoured with a prestigious award.

Couple have great prize in tow

Western Telegraph: Iona Daniels, of Blaenffos, who won a trailer in a competition run by S4C's farming programme Ffermio. (2896735)

1:51pm Thursday 12th December 2013

A PEMBROKESHIRE couple with farming in their blood have scooped one of three top prizes in a popular competition.

94% of farm payments paid out on first day

1:50pm Thursday 12th December 2013

ALMOST all farmers in Wales received an early Christmas present after 94% of Single Farm Payments were paid on the first day of the payment widow.

Don't miss Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru county AGM

5:16pm Monday 18th November 2013

IT WILL be all change at the Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru AGM tomorrow (Tuesday, November 19th).

Price rise hitting farmers for six

10:06am Thursday 7th November 2013

A SIXTH price rise since April is taking the standard price for farmers supplying First Milk to 32.5ppl.

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