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Mon, 06 Nov 2017

Gyda mwy a mwy o ferched yn gweithio fel milfeddygon, Daloni sy'n gofyn oes yna heriau ychwanegol iddynt ar y fferm. Daloni asks whether lady vets face any additional challenges...


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-Women make up the majority

-of the veterinary workforce.

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-Are there additional challenges

-for women on the farm?

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-The standard of our work

-is just as good as men's.

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-I hope farmers agree with me.

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-Also tonight, is tourism the way

-forward for the farming industry?

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-Tourism has helped our farm.

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-We've done more on the farm...

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-..after investing the money

-gained by tourism.

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-We celebrate the enterprise

-of two brothers from Mold.

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-The Jones' strength

-is the quality of the baler.

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-It was a baler designed to work for

-hours on end without any problems.

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-It's challenging

-but satisfying work.

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-You need strength

-and technical skills.

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-For people who work as vets, they

-gain great pleasure from the work.

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-There are more women than ever

-before working as vets, almost 60%.

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-Is being a woman

-in this profession difficult?

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-Back in 1949...

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-..only 12% of women

-studied a veterinary course...

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-..compared to 77% today.

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-Attitudes have evidently changed

-over the years.

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-What are the experiences

-of women working as vets today?

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-Bethan Griffith graduated

-as a vet four years ago.

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-She works for Milfeddygon Deufor

-in Y Ffor.

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-She was raised on

-Bodwi Farm, Mynytho, near Abersoch.

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-She also uses her veterinary skills

-at home when needed.

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-I was concerned about returning home

-to work straight after graduating.

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-Everyone knows one another in Lleyn.

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-If something goes wrong or something

-happens, everyone knows about it.

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-I was under more pressure

-to do well and succeed in this area.

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-What's your work schedule?

-What do you do from day to day?

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-No two days are alike.

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-That's one of the things

-that appeals to me about the work.

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-I like being out on the farms

-with the large animals.

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-Much of my time is spent outside.

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-Every now and then we have to cover

-a surgery with the cats and dogs.

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-You can be out testing for TB

-one day...

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-..before receiving a call

-to deliver a calf by Caesarean.

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-Then you visit a sick animal

-at the end of the day.

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-Are there any disadvantages

-for female vets?

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-The profession has changed a lot

-in recent years.

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-When you assess the difference

-between men and women...

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-..you think about size and strength.

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-When we're out on the farms,

-that doesn't affect our work.

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-Over the past few years, resources

-for handling animals have improved.

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-Every farm we visit has a crush.

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-Once the animal's in the crush,

-safe and sound...

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-..women can do the job

-to the same standard as the men.

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-I don't think

-it's a disadvantage at all.

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-Kate O'Sullivan has been a vet

-for almost 30 years.

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-She's now a partner in Ystwyth Vets.

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-Why do you think so many women

-want to become vets?

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-I don't think it's odd

-that so many women want to do it.

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-I feel that women

-enjoy working with people.

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-They enjoy the variety of the work,

-they enjoy working with animals.

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-It's a hugely challenging job,

-you face many challenges.

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-There are a lot of problems

-to solve, it's scientific.

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-Women are attracted

-by the variety in the work.

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-You have four children.

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-How difficult is balancing working

-as a vet and raising a family?

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-I think that's the most

-difficult question.

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-This is the greatest question

-facing the profession right now.

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-On a personal level,

-I'm married to a vet.

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-We've shared a job.

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-I bought into the practice

-after the third child.

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-Since then, I've shared the job and

-shared domestic responsibilities.

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-This is how we've been able to solve

-the problem of doing both things.

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-We can both be hands on

-in the job all the time.

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-Unless you have

-a flexible family system...

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-..where you have a husband

-who can fulfil a role at home...

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-..it can be more difficult

-to work full time in a practice...

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-..at a time

-when your children are young.

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-Every year, Coleg Sir Gar Gelli Aur

-organise a workshop...

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-..for international vets.

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-One of the leaders

-is Dr Neil Paton...

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-..a lecturer

-at the Royal Veterinary College.

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-In the veterinary profession, more

-women are being vets these days...

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-..and that's not a problem.

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-Women vets can cope

-with any problem...

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-..that the veterinary medicine

-throws at them.

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-Anything that farmers need to do...

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-..the vets are more than capable

-of doing that job.

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-I want to be a vet.

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-This course concentrates

-on farming and food production.

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-It's been very interesting to see

-the other side of being a vet...

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-..not just working with pets

-in the practices.

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-It's been good seeing

-all the different animals.

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-I've never worked with goats before

-and this is a goat farm.

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-It's been really good,

-I've enjoyed it.

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-The vet told me that it all comes

-down to technique and experience.

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-With so many women

-joining the industry...

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-..farmers are getting used

-to dealing with women.

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-They know how to do their jobs.

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-They can do it,

-they just need the right technique.

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-As Wales' Chief

-Veterinary Officer...

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-..has Christianne Glossop faced

-any obstacles in her career?

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-I set my heart on becoming a vet

-when I was 13 years old.

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-I was pestering my mother because

-I was desperate to become a vet.

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-She took me

-to the local vet practice...

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-..and introduced me to Jim Goodwin

-who took me under his wing.

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-He was a mentor to me from that day.

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-When I was at college,

-there were 70 students in a year.

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-There were 22 women

-and all the rest were men.

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-That has completely reversed now.

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-I've done lots of different things

-in my career.

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-I've been in practice, I've worked

-in research and industry.

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-Obviously,

-I've got a very different role now.

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-I think, as a woman,

-all you've got to do...

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-..is show that you know

-what you're doing...

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-..that you ask

-if you don't know something...

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-..and you demonstrate your

-commitment, passion and expertise.

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-Most people will understand

-and accept you...

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-..just as much as if you were a man.

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-Do Bethan and Kate feel

-any disadvantages in being women...

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-..in the veterinary sector?

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-When vets turn up on farms,

-farmers have always expected a man.

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-During the time I've been working,

-that's changed.

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-I don't think there are any

-disadvantages to being a female vet.

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-The standard of our work

-is just as good as men's.

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-I hope farmers agree with me

-on that.

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-That's all for Part 1.

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-Join us after the break

-when we hear two stories...

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-..linked to history and diversity.

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-See you soon.

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-With 75m people visiting Wales

-for a day every year...

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-..spending about 2.7bn...

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-..there are plenty

-of opportunities...

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-..for those who want to benefit

-from the tourist industry.

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-One family that's made the most of

-the resources it has on the farm...

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-..are Bernard and Margaret Llewellyn

-Carreg Cennen, Trapp, Llandeilo.

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-The family used to earn a living

-through farming only...

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-..but over the past 30 years...

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-..tourism has become

-more important...

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-..through their tearoom,

-shop and wedding venue...

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-..in the shadow of the castle.

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-Today, the whole family

-is part of the enterprise...

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-..including youngest daughter

-Angharad.

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-This is unique. Not every farmer

-can say they own a castle.

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-No, it's definitely very special.

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-This was the start for my parents

-when they decided...

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-..to do something different

-apart from farming.

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-How difficult is it

-to combine tourism and farming?

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-It's not easy. It's hard keeping

-everybody happy all the time.

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-If you're doing something

-on the farm...

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-..you make sure it doesn't affect

-people visiting the shop and cafe.

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-Which one gets the priority -

-farming or tourism?

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-Definitely tourism.

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-We've been staging weddings

-for the past 20 years.

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-That's taken up a lot of our time

-as a family.

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-We put so much into the weddings.

-That's taken over.

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-The farm is as important now

-as it ever was for the family...

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-..but they're less reliant on it

-for their income.

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-They farm 200 sheep

-and 50 long horn cattle...

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-..a breed popular with tourists.

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-The cattle are perfect

-for tourism and agriculture.

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-Yes, they are.

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-The cattle look special

-on the farm and castle grounds.

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-When tourists arrive, they want

-to know the location of the cattle.

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-We also show the cattle

-so we'll have some up in the shed.

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-Everyone enjoys going up

-to see them.

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-It's a working farm

-and that can make it difficult...

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-..if you're working

-with the sheep and cattle...

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-..and people want to see

-what's going on.

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-People enjoy visiting

-a working farm.

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-Every year, between 70,000

-and 80,000 people visit the farm.

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-They're open every day of the year

-apart from Christmas.

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-Take us back to the beginning.

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-Why did you feel that you needed

-to move towards tourism?

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-We saw the potential

-when we had an open day.

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-At that time, we were milking cows.

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-We made more money from two churns

-of milk we sold as milkshakes...

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-..than we did

-out of the whole of the bulk tank.

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-When you were starting off,

-what was your biggest challenge?

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-I suppose it's about compromise.

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-If you are running two businesses...

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-..one is going to suffer

-for the other.

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-We compromise where it's

-to the advantage of us financially.

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-Often, I've stopped

-turning hay and silage...

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-..and gone into the shop to wash up.

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-Keeping the retail

-and catering side going...

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-..is more important than keeping

-the farming side going.

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-That's a terrible thing to say

-but you have to compromise.

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-My grandfather always used to say

-that you can't live off the view.

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-He was probably wrong!

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-He said, "Thoust'll never sell

-water." He was wrong there too.

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-The entire family helps out

-in Carreg Cennen.

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-How do they get on in the workplace?

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-This business

-is a real family business.

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-Oh, yes.

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-There's two sides to that.

-It can be difficult.

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-Mam, Dad, Nia and myself

-get on well together.

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-Elen also helps out.

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-It can be difficult

-when you are stuck in your ways.

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-It's then difficult

-to change things.

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-Mam doesn't like anything new.

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-As children, we're trying

-to do things differently.

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-Brexit is on the horizon.

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-Is it more important than ever

-before to source additional income?

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-Definitely. The tourism business

-has helped our farm here.

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-We've been able to invest

-more money in the farm...

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-..and made it work for us...

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-..by spending the money

-the tourism business has given us.

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-Both businesses run side by side but

-the final word goes to Bernard...

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-..and his advice to farmers

-considering diversification.

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-Not my words of wisdom

-but a lot of words of wisdom...

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-..have come out of China

-over the centuries.

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-They only have one word

-for change and opportunity.

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-That's what I would ask farmers

-to remember.

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-Change is exactly the same thing

-as opportunity.

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-At one time,

-these were popular on many farms...

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-..and were considered valuable

-by most.

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-They were also Welsh!

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-They are the Jones balers.

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-It's 75 years since the two brothers

-from North Wales formed the company.

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-David and Glynne Jones were the

-enterprising brothers from Mold.

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-Here in Ruthin,

-the balers can be seen in action.

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-Gwynfor Williams knows

-more than most about the company.

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-He's the author

-of the Jones Baler Story.

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-Tell me a little about

-the history of these two brothers.

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-Times were hard at the beginning

-of the last century...

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-..for someone starting a business.

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-They started out as farm workers...

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-..but it was known

-that they were very talented lads.

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-They were sponsored to start a

-threshing and contracting business.

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-By the last World War...

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-..they had a huge business

-in the contracting world.

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-They started by building

-their own baler...

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-..in 1942, during the World War when

-you couldn't get a machine anywhere.

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-The business grew...

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-..but they experienced

-some rather difficult times...

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-..especially during

-the Great Snow of 1947/48...

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-..but farmers remained

-very supportive of the Jones baler.

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-Was that because they were Welsh?

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-Were they attracted

-to a Welsh business?

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-The red dragon was on every machine.

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-Glynne and David Jones

-were Welsh speakers.

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-They socialised regularly

-in the Vale of Clwyd.

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-They played football

-for local teams.

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-They were inventors, they developed

-the machines from one to the next...

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-..making improvements as they went.

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-They were very clever.

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-They would take their rivals'

-machines apart...

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-..assess their weaknesses...

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-..and apply for patents

-for those weak parts.

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-The Jones' strength

-is the quality of the baler.

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-It was a baler designed to work for

-hours on end without any problems.

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-They were contractors.

-They had the experience.

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-Every Welsh contractor

-kept faith with the Jones baler.

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-The Jones baler was the Rolls Royce.

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-The machinery was very popular.

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-The company employed

-hundreds of workers in North Wales.

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-In 1961,

-Allis Chalmers bought the business.

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-In 1971,

-it was sold on to Bamfords.

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-At the beginning of the '80s, the

-company went into administration...

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-..and production ceased.

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-The machines are still alive.

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-One keen collector is the organiser

-of this special day, Merfyn Jones.

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-I've collected quite a few of them.

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-I have seven here today. I have

-some more at home I couldn't bring.

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-They're being restored.

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-You run Craig Lelo as a scrap

-business, you're a farmer too.

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-Do you remember these balers

-working on the land?

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-Yes, yes.

-We had two Jones balers at home.

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-We used to ride on them as children.

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-My father had two Jones balers,

-the Cub and the Tiger.

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-I can remember those.

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-What inspired you

-to start collecting them?

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-I don't know.

-Some people collect stamps.

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-That doesn't interest me!

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-Some play golf,

-that doesn't interest me!

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-It's a pension fund too.

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-What's so special about this baler?

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-This is the Super Star.

-This is the best of the best.

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-This comes from the 1960s.

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-Its price was 650.

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-650 in the '60s.

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-Who could afford those prices

-at that time?

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-It was affordable for the contractor

-and the individual farmer.

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-It was within reach

-of the everyday farmer.

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-It was within reach

-for the common farmer.

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-I've noticed an orange and

-blue colour here - what's going on?

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-Ah, well, Allis Chalmers may have

-taken over when this was made.

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-They painted many of them orange.

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-That was the colour

-of the Allis Chalmers brand.

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-But they didn't sell.

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-They were returned to the factory

-and they were painted blue.

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-More importantly,

-the red dragon was restored.

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-Then they all sold.

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-Many farmers here today

-remember using the machines.

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-Some collect them now.

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-I've noticed this one,

-Jones Minor MkII.

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-How long have you had this one?

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-My father bought it around 1958.

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-We've had it

-for as long as I can remember.

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-We've used it on our farm...

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-..and it baled hay

-for our next-door neighbours.

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-It's been a very reliable baler

-over the years.

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-It's still ticking over

-like a watch.

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-It is, it's running like a watch.

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-It is, it's running like a watch.

-

-We bought a new thresher in 1938.

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-The winter of 1938.

-It's been on the farm ever since.

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-It's going out next Saturday for a

-trial run to see if it still works.

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-We've been using Jones balers

-since 1953.

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-They were built to last back then.

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-I've had to spend

-very little on them.

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-How does it make you feel

-to attend a day like this?

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-It brings back many fond memories

-of threshing days...

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-..funny and mischievous!

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-I'm sure.

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-Here to represent the family, and

-fondly remembering father Glynne...

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-..is Noel Jones

-from Sealand, Deeside.

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-Tell us a little bit...

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-..about what it was like

-in the glory days in your memory.

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-A bit like royalty.

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-Was it?

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-But big fish in a little pool.

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-Internationally, we didn't cut

-the ice, we weren't big enough.

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-What does it feel like to come here

-and see all that heritage...

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-..alive still?

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-..alive still?

-

-It's like living it again.

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-It's staggering.

0:21:570:21:59

-The beauty of these is now we know

-what we've got, they'll stay alive.

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-On a personal level,

-do you admire the two brothers?

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-The two lads came from nowhere and

-created a world-renowned product.

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-I'm full of admiration.

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-They must have worked many long

-hours during many a late night...

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-..as they designed

-and made these machines.

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-One thing

-you've always emphasised to me...

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-..is that research

-and development...

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-..is crucial for the success

-of a business.

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-Never stand still.

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-We import so many machines

-from Germany.

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-When you look

-at German businesses...

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-..they invest heavily

-in research and development.

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-Once you stand still,

-you start going backwards.

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-I find that interesting.

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-It's a modern message

-for future businesses...

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-..based on past experience.

0:23:060:23:08

-That's all for this week. We're back

-at the same time next week.

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-Until then, thanks for joining us.

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-Cheerio.

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Gyda mwy a mwy o ferched yn gweithio fel milfeddygon, Daloni sy'n gofyn oes yna heriau ychwanegol iddynt ar y fferm. Daloni asks whether lady vets face any additional challenges on the farm.


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