Agricultural & Farming News

Egg producers going out of business as drought inflates cost of feed

Free range egg producers are calling for an immediate price increase as the cost of feed continues to rise.

Official reminder of rules on pig food as African swine fever spreads to China

Pig keepers are being reminded to not feed kitchen or catering waste to their pigs to help prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) to the UK.

Michael Gove urged to save small abattoirs by 34 organisations

Thirty-four organisations, reflecting a wide range of food, farming, consumer and nature conservation interests have written to Defra’s Secretary of State, Michael Gove, asking him to take urgent action to save the UK’s network of smaller abattoirs, which are closing at an alarming rate.

If you're cocky about your cooking get baking for hen welfare day

A national hen welfare charity is encouraging people to dust off their aprons and get baking in the name of hen welfare.

Devon ladies tug of war team win gold representing England

Haldon tug of war team returned to Devon with a handful of medals following success at the British and Irish Outdoor Tug of War Championships.

A new police team has been launched in Pembrokeshire to tackle rural crime

MEET Pembrokeshire’s new rural crime team – a pair of policing staff responsible for investigating crime in rural areas.

Prestige award for former NFU Cymru president

Former NFU Cymru president, Stephen James, has been announced as the winner of the Idris Davies Memorial Award for 2018 during a ceremony at Pembrokeshire County Show.

Stark food warning as 'double whammy' hits farming

FARMERS' leaders in Pembrokeshire have given a stark warning of a bleak winter ahead with the possibility of rising food prices and shortages.

Bovine TB slaughter shows need for urgent action says NFU

THE number of cattle in Pembrokeshire slaughtered because of bovine TB has been highlighted ahead of today's Pembrokeshire County Show.

£6m anti-pollution fund to tackle slurry storage

As the Pembrokeshire Show gets underway, the cabinet secretary for energy, planning and rural affairs, Lesley Griffiths, announced a new £6m sustainable production grant (SPG) will open in September aimed at addressing on-farm nutrient management and storage.

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