Farming Connect is looking forward to a busy time at this year’s Winter Fair at Llanelwedd (December 2/3).
Welsh farmers are being urged to add value to their products through marketing and creating a brand.
Silage management on Welsh farms should be a key focus to improving both economic and environmental sustainability.
The Wales Farming Conference 2014 will take place on 5 February 2014 at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.
Tax accounts should not be regarded as just a necessary requirement for the taxman and the dark confines of your farm filing system, according to business consultant, David Thomas of Andersons.
Huw Robert’s main objective is to improve the quality of existing livestock on the farm, and in particular, to drive up the profitability of his suckler herd.
Lamb production has a promising future, but managing input costs and maximising output will become increasingly important in order to compete within a global economy, according to independent sheep expert Catherine Nakielny.
Visit us at this year’s Winter Fair at the Royal Welsh Showground on 2 & 3 December.
Don’t miss your claims deadline.
The latest factsheets and podcasts are now available.
Farmers are now able to request printed versions of Farming Connect’s Demonstration Farm open day reports.
Good foot health plays an important role in the success of all dairy enterprises in Wales because lameness cuts productivity and increases costs.
Designing a dairy unit with a combined emphasis on cow and people comfort is integral to maximising productivity, according to the man who designed the new dairy at a Welsh agricultural college.
The benefits of out-wintering cattle include reductions in housing and bedding costs and potential benefits in the health of the cattle.
Welsh farmers can get the best return from farmland by ensuring it is never out of production, according to a leading grassland and forage specialist.
Good seed bed preparation and soil chemistry have been key to reseeding a 25-acre block of land on a Carmarthenshire dairy farm.
An 11-acre crop of lucerne grown in challenging conditions on a Welsh sheep and beef farm has yielded 33 tonnes of dry matter from just two cuts thanks to good attention to detail at the establishment stage.
Farming Connect collaborate with Coleg Cambria Llysfasi to organize an open day on building design in dairy units.
Good colostrum management on a Welsh dairy farm is resulting in stronger calves that are less prone to disease.
According to independent sheep consultant, Dr Catherine Nakielny, gains in several different areas such as feed efficiency and ram performance only need to be marginal to influence profitability.
At a time when margins are tight in the suckler sector, farmers are being urged to target the ultimate calving index of 365 days.
An open day has been arranged for 24 October at Hendre Nantcyll, Pantglas, Gwynedd a Farming Connect demonstration farm from 13:00 - 16:00.
Over seeding has proved to be a cost effective method of rejuvenating pastures on a Ceredigion livestock farm because fields have remained in production.
This Autumn four succession events have been organized across Wales for farmers to gain professional advice and guidance on such sensitive subjects as succession issues.
The construction of new slurry and silage storage systems which meet minimum design standards and comply with water resources regulations, often represent significant financial investments for farm businesses.
Farmers are to be incentivised to test flocks for sheep scab in an innovative approach to the disease in Wales.
Farming Connect demonstration farmer Rob Powell and grazing specialist Gareth Davies have teamed up to improve grassland utilisation on Farming Connect Demonstration Farm Blaenbwch, near Brecon.
Do you know of any sheep farmers in Wales, who would be keen to know more about the costs of production and benchmarking with other like-minded farmers in a supportive and confidential setting?
Minister for Natural Resources & Food, Alun Davies met candidates from the 2012 and 2013 Agri-Academy at a special Alumni Reception at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.
Renewable energy from wind and solar power is the focus of a group of eight young farmers from the Denbigh area, who first got together in an Agrisgôp group two years ago.
With little or no carry-over of silage this spring and stocks lower than normal, now is the time to plan, ask what’s in store for this winter and work out the best way to manage and feed it.
With volatility in weather and prices in the past 12 months, making the most of lambs is as important as ever.
Lameness is costly, impacts on cow welfare, creates a negative public image and is demoralising to everyone working with dairy cows.
Ben Anthony and Diana Fairclough, who farm at Frowen, Login, near Whitland, are the newest recruits to the Farming Connect Demonstration Farm network.
A Pembrokeshire lamb producer says avoiding high-risk pasture is an important factor in guarding his flock against liver fluke infestation.
A fear of failure should never stop women involved in Welsh agriculture from grasping opportunities, according to a farmer’s daughter who has undertaken some of the most demanding challenges on the planet.
A fact-finding delegation from the Chinese Ministry of agriculture has been in Wales learning about Welsh Government support for farming and agricultural research.
Mastitis rates in Welsh dairy herds could be significantly reduced if cows were managed better in the dry period.
Around half of all pasture in Wales is being wasted because it is not being grazed at the correct sward heights.
Welsh lamb producers can maximise returns through a series of simple checks that establish when lambs are ready for slaughter.
A Pembrokeshire dairy farming business is making an informed decision on the viability of herd expansion thanks to advice part-funded by Farming Connect.
Thanks to 80% subsidised training through Farming Connect, Iwan earned a gold seal in sheep shearing.
For optimal health and performance, cows require a clean, dry, draught free but cool environment, with minimal levels of waste gases, dust and microorganisms.
Last year was challenging for Welsh farmers with difficult growing and harvesting conditions.
Less than 3% of the land area in Wales is currently designated a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).
After difficult weather conditions over the last 18 months, some grassland is in need of renovation according to independent grassland specialist Charlie Morgan.
Tynyrwtra is a beef and sheep farm in Montgomeryshire run by Jonathan Francis and his family.
Richard Tudor farms 700 acres at Llysun Farm, Llanerfyl with his parents Tom and Anne.
With the coldest March for 50 years combined with a very late spring, many flocks will be struggling with ewes in poorer condition than normal.
Six teams of enterprising young farmers are setting out to establish who can get optimum performance from a flock of 50 lambs in a competition designed to test their management and stockmanship expertise.