Livestock

Cows
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Individuals from the red meat sector attended Animal Health workshops
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Mentees being mentored on livestock topics (EID for example).
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Individuals completed Livestock training courses
With its outstanding welfare credentials, strong environmental track record and its value to our economy, Wales’ livestock sector is world-leading. Sheep, beef and dairy production are the most common systems but interest in poultry, pigs and alternative livestock systems is growing.

Testimonials:

Richard Downes
“We had our own ideas but our mentor had previously tried some of these in his own system and they hadn’t worked for him so thanks to his advice we didn’t have to make the same mistakes"
Richard Downes
Ceredigion
Phil Cowcher
“Working out financial details such as profit per hour worked or profit per hectare (ha) has given me a better understanding of what makes a profitable sheep and beef farm. This allows us to compare our performance to similar businesses, with the aim of identifying areas to improve.’’
Phil Cowcher
Llandysul
Wyn Williams
“After completing my first e-learning course on seasonal reproduction in ewes in well under an hour, which included a short quiz to assess what I’d learned, I was hooked. I found it such an easy way to acquire more knowledge, always pitched at just the right level and letting me learn at my own pace.”
Wyn Williams
Llanfair Caereinion

| Podcasts
Episode 34 - Business planning and the future of farming with Euryn Jones
Farmers are facing major change over the next few years. In this podcast, Euryn Jones, HSBC's…
| Case Studies
Carrying on the family farming tradition, with a helping hand from Farming Connect
18 January 2021   Like father like son and like mum too! Young farmer Gwion Jenkins (20) is…
| Technical Articles
Air pollution: Reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture by adapting fertiliser storage and land application techniques
15 January 2021   Dr William Stiles: IBERS, Aberystwyth University.   Take home…
| Reports
Welsh Pasture Project 2020 Review
41 farmers, a mixture of dairy, beef and sheep from a range of different land types and systems…
| Case Studies
Cost savings as Welsh farm improves soil health with Farming Connect support
14 January 2021   A Welsh upland farm is spending less on feed and fertiliser and is…
| News
Feed costs can be halved in dairy systems that favour fodder beet over silage
14 January 2021   Grazing fodder beet can provide winter feed for all classes of dairy stock…
Events
25 Jan 2021
WEBINAR: Demo Farm Update: Halghton Hall
Join us for an update on the project work carried...
26 Jan 2021
WEBINAR: Biodiversity on our farms - what’s the story?
Join a Farming Connect webinar with Dr Glenda...