Approximately 84% of Wales’ land area is farmed. Thanks to our mild and wet climate, that land is ideal for growing grass whilst rich and fertile soils support arable and horticulture production.

In this section:

Soil in a persons hand

Farmland productivity relies on the structure, organic matter and nutrient status of soils.

When soils work to their potential farms can achieve higher and more consistent grass and crop yields and quality.

Picture of grass

Permanent pasture grassland is dominant across Wales, in fact it accounts for more than 75% of the total farmed area. Good quality grazed grass and forage can help farmers improve milk yields and liveweight gains. 

River flowing

Water is a vital resource on Welsh farms. Farming Connect provides support, advice and guidance to farmers in order to reduce the number of pollution incidents in Wales. Engaging with these services will have significant benefits for farm businesses and the wider community and economy who are reliant on a healthy water environment.

Horticulture soil

Wales’ favourable climate and fertile soils are the perfect combination for cultivating horticultural crops, from potatoes and vegetables to soft fruits and orchard fruits.

Wheat field

At around 6%, the percentage of Welsh farmland used for growing arable crops is relatively low, but by producing better crops in a more efficient way growers can get the most from that acreage.

Piles of logs

Farming Connect is able to support farmers and foresters in all financial aspects of managing profitable woodlands, whether they are considering woodland establishment, woodland management or are interested in developing their woodland business.

A field

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