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Mon, 15 Feb 2016

Y tro hwn bydd Meinir yn bwrw golwg ar y diwydiant llaeth. Meinir looks at the milk industry and the challenges it faces. Daloni helps a family from the Llyn Peninsula during la...


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-Hello and a warm welcome to Ffermio.

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-Dairy farmers have been having

-a hard time since early 2015.

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-Milk prices have almost halved

-for many of them.

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-We ask how much hope there is

-of things improving any time soon...

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-..especially as many processing

-companies are reorganizing...

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-..and changing their contracts.

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-Later, Alun discovers

-how farmers have come together...

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-..to compare and discuss

-their businesses...

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-..with the help of Farming Connect.

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-Before that, the weather

-has been awful for three months.

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-Every sector within agriculture

-is suffering as a result.

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-Despite this,

-Daloni meets a young couple...

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-..who are venturing into farming...

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-..and are busy

-ploughing their own furrow.

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-Gwawr Hughes, Tomos Williams

-and their son Elgan...

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-..live at Bodgaeaf Uchaf.

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-It's near Bryncroes,

-in the heart of the Lleyn Peninsula.

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-They're on their second year here,

-and are up to their eyes in lambs.

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-How many have come already?

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-About a hundred.

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-About a hundred twins have gone out,

-and some 50 ewes.

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-Fifty ewes have had twins.

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-How many ewes are there in all?

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-How many ewes are there in all?

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-A little over 400 this year.

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-Then you're only just beginning?

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-Then you're only just beginning?

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-Yes, yes.

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-They'll be quick once they start,

-next week and the week after.

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-And they're bagged up?

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-And they're bagged up?

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-Yes, as the weather's bad.

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-We've had a lot of rain recently.

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-Using the coats

-makes a world of difference...

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-..just to keep them dry

-and the rain off their backs.

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-If it saves one lamb from the cold,

-you've paid for the bags.

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-That's how we look at it.

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-Gwawr grew up in the Nantlle Valley.

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-Her family farms sheep

-and beef cattle.

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-Tomos also grew up on a farm,

-Berth Aur, not far from Tudweiliog.

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-They have 100 acres at Bodgaeaf,

-and a further 60 acres in Ceidio.

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-When did you come here, Tomos?

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-When did you come here, Tomos?

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-We came here in January 2015.

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-So, you've only been here

-for 13 months?

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-That's right.

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-Where are the sheep from?

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-Most of them came from my home,

-from Berth Aur.

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-How many did you bring here?

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-How many did you bring here?

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-About 300-350 of them, probably.

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-And you've had to buy more in.

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-We have this year,

-just to raise the numbers.

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-Are you still

-trying to find your feet...

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-..or are you following the pattern

-set out by your father at Berth Aur?

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-We follow a similar pattern.

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-Stick to what we know.

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-When will the lambs be sold?

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-In May, hopefully. That's the plan.

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-In May, hopefully. That's the plan.

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-Where will they go?

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-Woodheads, usually,

-but it depends on the price.

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-The best offer will take them.

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-It's different from home, Gwawr.

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-Yes, it is.

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-It's usually a lot warmer here

-than in the Nantlle Valley.

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-That's not the case today,

-as it's cold and windy.

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-But it's quite a change.

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-What's the pattern of work here

-between you, Tomos and little Elgan?

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-The ewes all lamb in here...

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-..simply because we have room

-for them to do so, to be honest.

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-Given that they are Suffolk Mules...

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-..lambing outdoors isn't as easy

-as it is with Welsh ewes, perhaps.

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-To make sure the lambs all come,

-we keep them in the shed.

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-We try to move them

-into small pens immediately...

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-..on clean straw.

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-They're kept in overnight, usually,

-then go out the following day.

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-The sooner, the better, really.

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-Even though Gwawr's busy at home...

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-..she's Farming Connect's

-Pig & Poultry Technical Officer.

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-She also has a herd

-of Black Welsh Mountain sheep.

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-You grew up on Ffridd Farm

-in the Nantlle Valley.

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-We immediately link that name

-with Black Welsh Mountain sheep.

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-You have won many times

-at the Royal Welsh Show.

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-And you've brought them to Lleyn!

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-And you've brought them to Lleyn!

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-Yes, that was the bargain!

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-They have come with me to Lleyn.

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-It's a bit different to Ffridd.

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-The terrain and so on.

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-They tend to grow faster here,

-on the lowlands.

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-There's plenty of food

-for them in Lleyn.

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-And this big one is the champion.

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-And this big one is the champion.

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-The big one, yes.

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-This is Eryri Special...

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-..the breed's champion ram

-at last year's Royal Welsh...

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-..and the breed's

-overall reserve champion.

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-He's ready to go again this year,

-hopefully.

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-As long as we give him enough food

-until then, we'll be fine.

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-They also keep cattle here.

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-How many do you have, Tomos?

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-About 20 cattle this year.

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-Have these come from Berth Aur too?

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-Have these come from Berth Aur too?

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-Yes, 14 of them came from home.

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-We bought six in calf last summer.

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-Have you left anything

-for your father and brother?

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-They do alright!

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-What's the pattern with the cattle?

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-The same as at home.

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-Finishing fatstock, in a way.

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-We have options

-about what to do with them.

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-We can sell them as sucklers,

-stores or as fatstock.

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-I'll stick as we are for now.

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-I may try to finish them earlier.

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-Younger, in a way.

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-Younger, in a way.

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-How much earlier?

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-We finish them

-at two years to 30 months now.

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-I may try to finish them

-aged 20 months, maybe.

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-It may be a challenging time

-for agriculture...

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-..but this enthusiastic young couple

-clearly love farming...

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-..and are looking forward

-to the future.

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-We've been lucky

-to have had a fairly good start.

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-Yes, we've been very lucky that way.

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-Because we've both

-been raised on a farm...

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-..I think we're both aware...

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-..of the fluctuations

-in the industry for many years now.

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-We've learnt how to deal with it

-and how to carry on.

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-It isn't an ideal situation...

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-..to come into the industry

-as it is currently...

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-..but we have to adapt and move on.

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-It's important for every farmer

-to try to look ahead.

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-Don't stand still and be satisfied,

-always try to improve and change.

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-That way, at least

-you try to move ahead every year.

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-What's your biggest worry?

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-At the moment, our biggest worry

-is potentially coming out of Europe.

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-If that happens, it seems no-one

-will get any Single Payments.

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-For us now, it's a huge help.

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-Starting out, definitely.

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-It's a step to move on,

-instead of going around in circles.

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-The Single Payment helps us to

-improve the business year on year.

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-The only answer for us currently...

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-..is to make sure

-that we adapt now...

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-..in preparation for a time...

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-..when the Single Payment

-will no longer be available to us.

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-We'll have to consider a way

-to bring in extra income.

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-What that will be, we'll see.

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-But you enjoy it

-and it's in your blood.

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-Yes, it's in our blood.

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-I doubt you could do it

-if you didn't like it.

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-I can't think of a worse job

-if you didn't like it!

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-If your heart's not in it,

-you couldn't do it.

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-It's definitely in us

-and always has been.

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-It's clearly in Elgan too.

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-Well, yes.

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-That, farming, and eating.

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-Yes.

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-Yay!

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-Good luck to the young couple.

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-Statistics show that Wales

-has 58 fewer dairy farmers...

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-..compared to this period last year.

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-That's the equivalent

-of one farmer a week...

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-..giving up

-and leaving the industry.

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-Peter Rees from Llandovery has been

-keeping an eye on the industry.

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-What is his opinion

-about the current situation?

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-Unfortunately, it's still serious.

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-The price of milk worldwide

-is still low.

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-Nothing has changed.

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-We're still producing too much milk.

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-Production in the UK is up 2%-5%.

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-It's still up across Europe.

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-Nothing has changed in the market.

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-Something must change

-before the price goes up.

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-If there's too much milk on

-the market, the price can only drop.

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-We see that milk production

-is now down in New Zealand.

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-Some of the cattle

-have been slaughtered.

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-That is having an effect.

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-There's no sign of it

-happening in Europe yet.

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-How have the processing companies

-changed the contracts?

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-Over the past year,

-the contracts have changed.

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-There are A contracts

-and B contracts.

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-The level of the A contract...

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-..depends on how much milk you have

-produced over the past two years.

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-You get 90% of that

-at one price level...

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-..and the B contract covers

-the additional 10% that's produced.

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-It's a way for the processors...

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-..to control

-how much milk the farmers sell.

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-But the problem we have

-is that as it stands...

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-..it doesn't seem to be worthwhile

-for a farmer to produce less milk.

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-Can we expect prices

-to stay unstable for the long term?

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-Oh, yes.

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-Everyone said that it would happen

-once quotas were abolished.

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-It has happened, and it's now worse

-than we thought it would be.

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-But the price will definitely rise,

-production will rise too high...

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-..and the price will fall again.

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-The fluctuations in the market

-will continue.

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-But if the market does grow,

-we have to ensure...

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-..that we make enough profit

-to survive when the price is higher.

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-That has happened for years

-in the pig industry.

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-It'll be true

-for the dairy industry too.

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-One thing is certain.

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-Every farmer must be efficient...

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-..know how much

-it costs them to produce milk...

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-..and assess

-any decision thoroughly.

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-That's all for part one.

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-After the break, I meet a family

-that's going against the flow...

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-..and is investing

-in the dairy industry...

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-..and Alun meets farmers who are

-cooperating to improve performance.

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-We'll see you in two minutes.

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-Welcome back.

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-As we heard in the first part, it's

-a difficult time for dairy farmers.

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-But today, I'm visiting a family

-who have faith in the industry.

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-They've decided to invest

-at an uncertain time.

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-Gelligatrog, Llandyfaelog,

-Carmarthenshire...

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-..is home

-to Elwyn and Cheryl Thomas.

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-They've just built

-a new milking parlour...

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-..and increased

-the size of the herd.

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-They've supplied many companies

-but their milk now goes to Muller.

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-What kind of year has it been?

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-It's been quite exciting.

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-As you know,

-we have a new set-up here.

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-The old parlour

-was coming to the end of its days.

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-If we were to remain in the

-industry, we felt we had to invest.

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-Otherwise,

-we had to leave the industry.

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-That wasn't an option for us.

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-We've invested a considerable amount

-in the set-up.

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-We just hope

-that things will improve.

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-I feel that we may have done it

-at the wrong time.

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-But we've geared ourselves up

-and we're ready...

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-..so it's heads down now

-and get on with it.

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-What is the biggest problem

-for the industry?

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-There are many contributing factors

-to the current situation.

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-For one thing, I don't feel

-that milk is marketed enough.

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-If you go to the dentist...

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-..your dentist will tell you

-to drink milk or water.

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-In that case,

-why don't we as an industry...

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-..take the opportunity

-to better market our product?

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-The unions and companies

-such as DairyCo...

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-..should be marketing milk

-and making it more trendy to buy.

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-It should be the obvious choice

-for the cup holder...

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-..when you're on the road.

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-Do you think overproduction

-has also contributed to the problem?

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-Yes, to some extent.

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-Having said that,

-there's been nothing in place...

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-..to stop overproduction.

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-We can all say

-that we shouldn't have expanded...

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-..but if there was nothing

-to stop us expanding...

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-..and importing animals,

-it was the obvious thing to do.

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-Nowadays, everyone looks after

-their own business.

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-Every farm is different.

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-Something that suits us on this farm

-may not suit the farm down the road.

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-Another big problem is that

-everyone's situation is different.

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-Some are paid as little as

-8 or 9 pence per litre.

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-Others are still being paid

-28 or 30 pence per litre.

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-I think the average price

-is 24p per litre.

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-There is such a vast difference.

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-As an industry, we can never unite

-under these circumstances.

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-Those being paid 28p

-are perfectly happy.

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-I would be happy enough too

-and I wouldn't go out to protest.

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-But we have to consider

-the bigger picture.

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-Within six months, those being paid

-28p might be down to 20p per litre.

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-They may want to protest.

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-Are further protests

-being organized?

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-We have a protest in March.

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-It will be on Wednesday 23 March.

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-Farmers will be protesting

-on the streets of London...

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-..and the protest

-will end at Downing Street.

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-How does the situation

-affect you mentally from day to day?

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-I'm very concerned.

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-I'd be lying

-if I pretended otherwise.

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-When I'm milking, I really enjoy

-my time in the milking parlour.

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-But when it comes to paying

-the bills, it's no joke.

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-I'm determined to see it through.

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-I hope that thousands of others

-feel the same as me.

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-We chose this career.

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-We're not going to let

-the government walk all over us.

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-In an attempt to keep farm targets

-ambitious and realistic...

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-..Farming Connect advises farmers

-to form benchmarking groups.

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-They can compare prices,

-systems and figures.

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-Alun has more information.

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-It's important to view the farm

-as a business these days.

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-Gethin Owen, who farms at Nant yr

-Efail with his father Richard...

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-..has decided to work with

-Farming Connect.

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-He wants to take advantage

-of expert advice...

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-..as he plans for the future

-and works to develop the farm.

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-It's crunch time, I suppose.

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-In another five years, it's likely

-there won't be a single payment.

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-So we have five years

-to make sure our businesses...

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-..can stand on their own two feet.

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-I believe the best way to learn

-and to improve your business...

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-..is to keep an open mind...

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-..and talk things over with other

-farmers who run similar systems.

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-Everyone can learn

-from each other's strengths.

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-Gethin and his father

-now farm 650 sheep and 35 cattle...

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-..on 300 acres of land.

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-As well as farming,

-Gethin also works for AHDB.

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-His work at AHDB

-and Farming Connect...

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-..have allowed him

-to see a variety of systems.

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-He realizes the importance

-of planning and benchmarking.

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-To be honest, we have

-a liquorice allsorts of sheep here.

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-We've tried lots of breeds and every

-cross under the sun over the years!

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-Before we started

-measuring and weighing...

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-..and making use of EID...

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-..we weren't sure

-which sheep was best for this farm.

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-The most productive and the most

-profitable sheep for this farm.

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-Since we started

-making use of EID...

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-..we can link a lamb to the sheep

-at birth and follow its progress.

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-I weigh the lambs

-when they're weaned.

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-I then follow the lamb's progress

-up until slaughter.

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-Which breeds came out on top

-following your assessment?

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-One sheep was head and shoulders

-above the rest.

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-That was the Aberdale cross sheep.

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-For every kilo of sheep

-introduced to the ram...

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-..they produced

-almost 30% more kilo of lambs...

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-..compared to the others.

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-The only drawback is the fact

-that they're so productive.

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-We have to try and control

-the number of triplets.

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-By weighing and measuring and

-attending the benchmarking group...

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-..I saw there was room to improve...

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-..the number of kilos of lamb

-produced per hectare.

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-I'm not sure if I want to produce

-more lamb meat from the same land...

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-..or produce the same amount

-from less land.

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-Not far from Nant yr Efail

-is Ifan Ellis's farm.

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-He's also taken advantage

-of Farming Connect advice...

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-..and has planned carefully

-for the future.

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-The farm is on quite high land.

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-We keep about 1,200 breeding ewes

-and their resulting shearlings.

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-We also buy in a few young store

-cattle to clear up every summer.

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-When we started the group, our aim

-was to increase our output...

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-..for every hectare we farm.

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-I think that's what

-every sheep farmer should do.

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-We need to make more

-of every piece of land we have.

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-We looked at grazing systems.

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-We thought it would help

-to make the most of the grass...

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-..and try and fatten

-as many lambs as possible on grass.

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-I feel that the sheep industry

-is lagging behind...

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-..compared with the dairy industry.

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-They record everything and know

-the exact cost of a litre of milk.

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-I think it would help

-the sheep industry...

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-..if we did the same

-in terms of recording information.

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-Gethin Prys Davies

-is responsible for...

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-..the red meat demonstration farm

-network in North Wales...

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-..on behalf of Farming Connect.

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-One aspect of discussion groups

-in terms of sharing information...

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-..is benchmarking - something

-we feel farmers should be doing.

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-We hope to develop a programme

-that is available to farmers...

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-..so that they can

-compare themselves...

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-..with other farmers in Wales,

-not just within their group.

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-They will be able

-to compare their performance...

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-..in different aspects

-of the business...

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-..whether relating to

-cattle or sheep.

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-The Farm Business Survey

-is sent to farmers every year.

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-Can that be linked in to this?

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-Yes, they can both be used.

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-You can compare your own figures

-with the figures in the survey.

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-That is very good practice to see

-if your business is performing...

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-..below average or whether

-it's in the top or bottom third.

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-It's a very useful benchmark

-for farmers.

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-This is the system

-for inputting the information.

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-What's the name for this?

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-This programme has been developed

-by Farming Connect.

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-This spreadsheet

-is called Measure to Manage.

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-The resource is available

-to discussion groups...

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-..to facilitate benchmarking,

-whatever their system...

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-..cattle, sheep or mixed.

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-There are a great many

-successful farmers of all ages.

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-The older generation based their

-knowledge on experience, prudence...

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-..and a good eye for an animal.

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-For the younger generation,

-the terminology has changed.

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-They base their work

-on business planning...

0:22:130:22:16

-..and measuring

-animal performance...

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-..based on collecting

-and sharing information.

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-The message I want to convey...

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-..is that people should be willing

-to weigh things up at home.

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-You need to understand your costs

-and also join benchmarking groups.

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-I think it's the way forward,

-not only as a way of learning...

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-..but also as a way

-of having fun together.

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-I feel it's a way of keeping

-the industry young and fresh.

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-More events

-are held by Farming Connect.

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-For more information, visit

-their website or give them a call.

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-That's it for this programme.

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-Despite it being a challenging time

-for farmers...

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-..it's nice to see young people

-having a go...

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-..to ensure a prosperous future

-for themselves and their families.

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-Until next time,

-thank you for joining us.

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-Goodbye.

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Y tro hwn bydd Meinir yn bwrw golwg ar y diwydiant llaeth. Meinir looks at the milk industry and the challenges it faces. Daloni helps a family from the Llyn Peninsula during lambing season.


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