Wales

‘World record’: Sheepdog pup sells for £10,600 in Wales

‘World record’: Sheepdog pup sells for £10,600 in Wales

Welsh auctioneer Farmers Marts is claiming a “world record” has been set at its July timed-internet auction of working sheepdogs...

July 9, 2021

Police seize ‘large cultivation’ of cannabis plants from farm

Police seize ‘large cultivation’ of cannabis plants from farm

Police have seized 100 cannabis plants after finding a large cultivation on a farm in Wales in recent days. Dyfed-Powys...

September 21, 2020

Using wool in construction: Proposals put forward ‘will be considered’

Using wool in construction: Proposals put forward ‘will be considered’

Proposals in relation to new or alternative uses for raw wool from the industry will be considered, Minister for Agriculture,...

September 14, 2020

‘This is private land’: Farmer confronts 4X4 over trespassing

‘This is private land’: Farmer confronts 4X4 over trespassing

The frustration of dealing with trespassers on private land was voiced recently by well-known Welsh farmer and media personality, Gareth...

July 8, 2020

DNA evidence used to prove farmer stole neighbour’s cow

DNA evidence used to prove farmer stole neighbour’s cow

DNA evidence has been used for the first time in Britain to prove that a farmer in Wales stole his...

February 5, 2020

Welsh farmers threaten court action to stop ‘tariff-free’ Irish imports

Welsh farmers threaten court action to stop ‘tariff-free’ Irish imports

The Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) has said that it is prepared to “go through the courts if necessary” to...

September 27, 2019

Welsh farmers set to protest against ‘subsidised Irish beef’

Welsh farmers set to protest against ‘subsidised Irish beef’

Farmers in Wales are set to protest at Holyhead Port in Anglesey in Wales later this week, for the purpose...

September 24, 2019

RSPCA saves 12 stranded sheep in flood rescue mission

RSPCA saves 12 stranded sheep in flood rescue mission

A number of sheep had to be rescued in an operation that lasted two and a half hours in Wales,...

July 8, 2019

Man charged with explosive offences due to chemicals on UK farm

Man charged with explosive offences due to chemicals on UK farm

A man has been charged with offences relating to explosives and poisons by police following the discovery of chemicals on...

June 19, 2019

Rescue mission enters 3rd day for 60 sheep trapped on sea cliff

Rescue mission enters 3rd day for 60 sheep trapped on sea cliff

A rescue operation to save 60 sheep trapped on a sea cliff has entered a third day across the water...

April 3, 2019

Gorse offered to farmers as animal bedding in Wales

Gorse offered to farmers as animal bedding in Wales

Farmers in Wales are reportedly being offered an unusual form of animal bedding in light of straw price hikes caused...

August 29, 2018

60 years on: Ifor Williams rolls out 750,000th trailer

60 years on: Ifor Williams rolls out 750,000th trailer

Welsh trailer manufacturer Ifor Williams recently celebrated two important milestones – its 60th anniversary and the 750,000th trailer rolling off...

July 23, 2018

Welsh farmers must ‘hold political feet to fire’ on Brexit

Welsh farmers must ‘hold political feet to fire’ on Brexit

Welsh farmers need to “hold politicians’ feet to the fire” on Brexit talks, the outgoing leader of the largest farming organisation...

January 24, 2018

7 sheep allegedly killed by escaped wild cat

7 sheep allegedly killed by escaped wild cat

A total of seven sheep have allegedly been killed by a lynx – a medium-sized wild cat – which escaped...

November 7, 2017

Pics: Sheepdog rescued after ‘protective’ ewe chased it off 60ft cliff

Pics: Sheepdog rescued after ‘protective’ ewe chased it off 60ft cliff

A sheep farmer in Wales was put through a “horrible experience” after his top sheepdog was knocked off a 60ft...

July 14, 2017

British farms ‘critically short’ of seasonal fruit and veg labour supply

British farms ‘critically short’ of seasonal fruit and veg labour supply

England and Wales have suffered a 17% decline in the number of seasonal workers required for the harvesting of fruit...

June 23, 2017

Elite Suffolk ewe lifts Balmoral Interbreed Sheep Championship

Elite Suffolk ewe lifts Balmoral Interbreed Sheep Championship

Downpatrick Suffolk breeder Norman Robinson won this year’s Sheep Interbreed Championship at Balmoral with an eye-catching, home-bred shearling ewe. “This...

May 17, 2017

Video: Sheep rescued from cliff face after being chased by dog

Video: Sheep rescued from cliff face after being chased by dog

A sheep has been dramatically rescued from a cliff face in Wales after being chased by a dog, the Royal...

April 20, 2017