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  • A testing time for beef producers in 2014

    Jan 14 2015

    Beef producers in Wales and across the UK faced many trials and tribulations during 2014. The sector was presented with significantly reduced prime cattle prices which had a detrimental effect on enterprise profitability and confidence.

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  • Target aid on projects that produce long term benefits - HCC

    Jan 13 2015

    Future funding of food and farming projects in Wales must be targeted effectively to produce the maximum benefit for the industry.

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  • Boosting Dutch demand for Wales’ red meat

    Jan 9 2015

    Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef will be on display at the Netherlands’ largest hospitality fair next week.

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  • The highs and lows of lamb prices in 2014

    Jan 8 2015

    The twelve months of 2014 saw a fluctuating market for lambs in Wales with the expected seasonal variations affecting prices paid to farmers during the year.

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  • Let’s get silage savvy in 2015

    Jan 7 2015

    A series of meetings are being held on beef and sheep farms across Wales during January to promote best practice in silage production and management.

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  • Open days to help boost farm productivity

    Dec 31 2014

    Two events aimed at farmers who want to improve the health, productivity and profitability of their flocks and herds will be held in January.

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  • Industry groups support for revised carcase evaluation system

    Dec 24 2014

    Carcase classification was the hot topic during a meeting held at Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales’ headquarters

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  • Lamb prices ease as 2014 draws to a close

    Dec 23 2014

    Lamb prices are easing towards the end of December due to increased numbers and processors fulfilling their Christmas orders.

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  • Trade mission to boost sales of Welsh Lamb in Norway

    Dec 23 2014

    A major trade mission to promote Welsh Lamb in Norway will be launched early in the New Year.

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  • Clip your lambs at the final hour

    Dec 22 2014

    With more wet and wintery weather to come, farmers are urged to ensure that their lambs are clipped and clean when they are sent to an abattoir.

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  • Call for industry input into shelf life research

    Dec 19 2014

    Extending the shelf life of Welsh Lamb has been long considered vital in increasing its market value and export potential.

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  • Monitoring report highlights effective industry cooperation

    Dec 18 2014

    An action plan designed to secure a viable long term future for the Welsh red meat industry is continuing to hit its targets.

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  • Drop in NZ lamb exports expected during 2015

    Dec 18 2014

    The quantity of New Zealand lamb available for export in 2015 is expected to be down - even though the number of lambs has increased over the last 12 months.

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  • Changes in pesticide legislation lie ahead

    Dec 16 2014

    Legislation on the use and application of grassland pesticides is changing and farmers across Wales need to ensure that they are complying with the rules.

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  • Roasts a rarity – except at Christmas

    Dec 15 2014

    Families will gather at the dinner table this Christmas to indulge in a festive feast and enjoy each other’s company. In many households, however, the tradition of sitting down to a roast dinner has become a rare occasion at all other times of the year.

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