Haverfordwest Creamery celebrates Best Welsh Cheese title for fourth year in a row

Western Telegraph: Dairy farmers supplying First Milk’s Haverfordwest Creamery were awarded the ‘Best Welsh Cheese’ trophy at this year’s International Cheese Awards in Nantwich.  (9155546)

11:04am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TOP trophy for 'Best Welsh Cheese' has gone to First Milk's Haverfordwest Creamery for the fourth year in a row.

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.

MP to investigate cattle discrepancy

4:06pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A DISCREPANCY in the categorisation of cattle, which means some Welsh farmers could be losing business, is to be investigated by a Pembrokeshire MP.

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.

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

Whitland

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.



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