Agricultural & Farming News

New TB plan for Wales welcome, but vets urge caution over trap and test badger measures

A new TB eradication programme has been introduced by Government officials in Wales, which includes a regionalised approach to bovine TB eradication and targeted culling of test-positive badgers in areas where badgers are contributing to the persistence of disease in chronic herd breakdowns.

CF Fertilisers launch new website to guide customers' fertiliser choice

A new technical hub providing rapid access to the latest thinking on best fertiliser practice and a range of interactive tools to help growers with individual fertiliser product choice and application rates are key features of CF Fertiliser’s newly revamped website.

Three Counties launch for major agri-tech report

A far-reaching report which details how developing technology can advance farming was launched at the Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Calendar launched to support farmers in hardship

A dozen of the UK’s top agricultural photographers have donated images to farming charity RABI to help raise funds for farming people with financial troubles.

Greenyard Flowers win big at the Fresh Produce Consortium Annual Awards

Greenyard Flowers UK, the world’s largest daffodil producer, has secured the highest UK fresh produce industry accolade as fresh produce business of the year.

BOVINE TB: RSPCA and vets urge caution over targeted badger cull plans

THE RSPCA and vets have both urged the Welsh Government to move forward with caution over its plan to introduce targeted culling of test-positive badgers in areas where it believes they are contributing to the persistence of disease in chronic herd breakdowns.

UPDATE: New bTB measures include targeted badger cull for chronic breakdown herds

A new plan to eradicate bovine TB that includes a targeted badger cull in high-risk areas, including Pembrokeshire, has been welcomed by farmers’ unions.

Conwy farmer re-elected to top FUW role

Conwy beef and sheep farmer, Glyn Roberts, has been re-elected as the Farmers’ Union of Wales president during a meeting of the union’s grand council in Aberystwyth.

Pembrokeshire farming stalwart re-elected

Pembrokeshire farming stalwart, Brian Thomas, has been re-elected as the Farmers’ Union of Wales deputy president, during a meeting of the union’s grand council in Aberystwyth.

Brexit top issue for 4,000 farmers at roadshow events

An unprecedented number of farmers have attended roadshow events across Wales to hear about some of the challenges and opportunities the industry faces, along with the support available to their businesses.

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