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Mon, 20 Mar 2017

Bydd Alun yn ymweld a theulu o Dalgarreg sydd yn chwilio am bartner busnes newydd. Alun visits a family from Talgarreg who are looking for a new business partner.


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-Do you want to farm but find it

-impossible to start or move on?

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-One Ceredigion family

-is looking for a business partner.

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-Are you the one?

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-Also tonight, if we're omitted from

-European markets after Brexit...

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-..where will our produce be sold?

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-Welsh producers recently visited

-the world's largest food fair...

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-..to promote their produce.

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-There are buyers at this show

-in Dubai from everywhere...

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-..people from India and China.

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-I hope we can sell to them

-in the future.

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-When is the best time to retire

-or take a step back?

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-That's a question often posed,

-especially in agriculture.

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-Alun's found one way

-to deal with the situation.

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-It's an age-old problem

-in agriculture.

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-The average age of a farmer is 57.

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-The older generation is reluctant

-to pass on the business...

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-..to youngsters

-in a timely fashion...

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-..but opportunities are available.

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-Sometimes it's as simple as a

-meeting of like-minded individuals.

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-Here, in Pantswllt...

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-..Hywel Davies and his family

-keep 400 Holstein Friesian cows...

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-..on three holdings.

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-They're offering an exciting

-opportunity to an individual...

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-..who wants to develop a career

-in the dairy sector.

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-Who is the person

-you're searching for?

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-Who would be the ideal person

-to apply for this role?

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-More than anything, someone

-who wants to move on in agriculture.

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-Someone who wants more

-than just working for someone...

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-..someone who wants to develop

-their own value...

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-..and can use this business

-to do so.

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-Is it something

-that will last a long time...

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-..or do you foresee that person

-building capital in the business...

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-..and, if they're ambitious...

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-..they'll eventually move on

-to buy land of their own?

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-Precisely.

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-I'm not expecting someone to come

-here and stay for the long term.

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-No more than ten years, I'd say.

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-As you say,

-you're looking for someone...

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-..who wants to build some capital...

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-..and wants to move on to own a farm

-or seek another opportunity.

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-This opportunity

-is a step on the ladder.

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-We're searching for people - we have

-the land and the resources...

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-..but to move things forward,

-we need people to do it.

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-We're trying to give someone

-an ambition or target to reach.

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-That might help us find

-a rather different person.

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-Arwel and Mary Davies

-used to farm 55 acres...

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-..in Blaencerdin Fach, Ffostrasol...

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-..before moving to Pantswllt,

-Arwel's home.

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-It's a 120-acre farm.

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-After successfully

-growing the business...

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-..they're now ready to step back

-from the daily routine on the farm.

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-There were things we wanted to do

-but we didn't have the time.

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-It was always a case of I'll do it

-next year or I'll do it tomorrow.

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-We either cut back and do less...

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-..or we get someone in

-with energy...

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-..to help push

-the business forward...

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-..and maybe take it

-in a totally new direction.

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-That's up to that person,

-if we find a suitable person.

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-The business has grown so much...

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-..it's impossible

-for one person to manage it.

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-Both us will take a step back,

-Hywel will lose two workers.

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-How much did you discuss the

-situation? It was a big decision.

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-Were you all agreed

-on the way forward?

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-We were agreed

-about the way forward.

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-It's not a decision we made hastily.

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-We discussed it at length,

-over two years.

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-It's come to this point...

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-..where we definitely want to work

-less hours in the business.

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-You also took the decision

-to pull Hywel into the business.

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-That was a major step forward.

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-It's something

-that a lot of farmers forget to do.

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-They leave the inheritance

-to the son or daughter...

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-..but don't pass on

-the responsibility early enough.

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-I'm not sure how long ago it was...

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-..but we agreed on a value

-for the business...

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-..and we split it up

-into three parts.

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-Hywel bought the business.

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-From there on, with his profit,

-he's bought another farm since then.

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-The same could happen

-with a non-family member.

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-The relationship is the same

-whether you're related nor not.

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-The business comes first.

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-That's what sustains us all. Without

-the business, no-one will benefit.

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-Farming Connect

-have a scheme called Venture...

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-..with the aim of pairing farmers

-with farm workers...

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-..who want to develop a career

-in the agriculture industry.

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-The Pantswllt family

-contacted us directly.

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-We manage the Venture scheme.

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-In truth,

-it's a match-making service.

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-The aim is to bring newcomers

-and established farmers together...

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-..when farmers

-want to take a step back...

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-..from the daily routine

-of running a business.

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-We help them establish

-a joint venture...

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-..with the aim of seeing them

-farm together.

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-Six people

-have shown an interest so far.

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-I'd encourage anyone who has

-an interest to get in touch.

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-The opportunity at Pantswllt might

-not be suitable for everyone...

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-..but if anyone is interested

-in the scheme...

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-..whether they're looking for,

-or offering, an opportunity...

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-..get in touch with us.

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-The Venture scheme shows

-that joint ventures...

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-..is something

-any farming business can consider.

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-It offers something to everyone.

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-It offers something to everyone.

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-It's a courageous decision.

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-We constantly hear of a lack

-of opportunities for young farmers.

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-This provides an opportunity...

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-..but a new partner could have ideas

-that would take the farm...

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-..in a different direction

-to the one you're taking now.

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-That's definitely as possibility...

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-..but we're quite open

-to the type of thing we want.

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-We're not tied

-to one way in particular.

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-We're not saying

-we can't work with someone.

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-I have an interest

-in all kinds of systems...

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-..and profitable systems

-more than anything.

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-As we face a future

-outside the single market...

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-..we must ask if there is a future

-in rearing lambs like these.

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-With Brexit on the horizon,

-it's more important than ever...

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-..for the government

-and Welsh companies...

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-..to negotiate with companies

-and traders across the world.

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-Gulf Food in Dubai

-is the world's largest food fair.

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-Almost 100,000 traders are here

-to meet 5,000 exhibitors.

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-The Welsh Government are here

-to promote Welsh produce.

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-I'm here at Gulf Food to support

-our 25 fantastic Welsh companies.

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-Some of them have been here before.

-For some, it's the first time.

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-All of them are saying

-it's worthwhile coming here...

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-..to make contacts

-and get new contracts.

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-They're saying they're making good

-contacts and winning new contracts.

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-Expo 2020 is going to be in Dubai.

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-I had meetings yesterday

-and visited the site.

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-They're looking for food and drink

-companies to put bids in first...

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-..and hopefully secure work

-later on.

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-It's really important we're

-in Dubai, here on St David's Day.

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-We're showcasing Wales at its best.

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-35% of Welsh lamb is exported

-to European Union countries.

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-Since 2006,

-lamb has been sold in this country.

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-Are there more opportunities here

-to promote Welsh lamb...

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-..especially with the clock ticking

-to find new markets after Brexit?

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-Markets such as the Dubai market

-are very important to Welsh lamb.

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-It's a growing

-and developing market.

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-There are many other markets

-and buyers here in Dubai...

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-..from across the world.

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-There are people here

-from India and China...

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-..and markets such as

-Qatar and Bahrain.

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-We can sell to them and we need

-to nurture relationships with them.

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-I hope we can sell to them

-in the near future.

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-It's also important for us if

-Saudi Arabia opens up as a market.

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-We'll have a right to sell to Saudi

-Arabia within six months to a year.

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-80 million people live there

-and they eat lamb.

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-It's also a market

-with plenty of buyers.

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-The market in Britain

-is dependant on leg and chop cuts.

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-They're popular in Britain.

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-To secure a competitive price

-for lamb in Britain...

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-..we need to find a market

-for the less popular cuts...

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-..the shoulder and similar cuts.

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-The value of the markets

-that accept the different cuts...

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-..means that our lamb

-is more competitive at home...

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-..and it also means we can

-'balance the carcass'...

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-..that's the term we tend to use.

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-These markets, along with Europe...

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-..allow us to do so effectively.

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-The food industry is valued globally

-at five trillion pounds...

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-..and it continues to grow.

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-There is a special exhibition

-in Dubai of meat and dairy products.

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-Rhian Williams from Plas Farm...

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-..has travelled all the way

-from Anglesey with her yogurt.

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-This is our third visit

-to Gulf Food.

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-You meet a lot of distributors

-and wholesalers here.

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-It's important for us to be here.

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-It's also important to have help

-from the Welsh Government.

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-Three or four of our most important

-customers are in Europe.

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-We're slightly concerned about that.

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-We attend events like this to

-access markets in Dubai and China.

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-We're looking further afield

-to increase our business.

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-It's a great experience.

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-This morning, we were joined by

-Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths.

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-Having someone from the Welsh

-Government here to support us...

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-..it's brilliant.

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-They like seeing that in Dubai.

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-It's important for them to see...

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-..how important it is for you,

-as a company and a country...

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-..to be present here in Dubai.

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-The British Embassy in Dubai

-organised a special reception...

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-..to celebrate St David's Day

-with Welsh produce on show.

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-Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes

-was hard at work.

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-Here, Lesley Griffiths announced

-funding of 2.4m for Wales...

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-..to promote Welsh food and drink

-across the world....

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-..over the next two years.

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-..an outward, focused

-and welcoming nation...

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-We're out there showing that Welsh

-is a welcoming nation...

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-..and we want to do business

-with new markets.

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-Many people

-from the food and drink sector...

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-..have contracts in the Middle East.

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-Having spent the day at Gulf Food,

-it's clear to see...

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-..how well received

-Welsh food and drink companies are.

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-Many of the guests

-work in the food sector.

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-For one, it was a chance

-to reacquaint himself...

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-..with Welsh culture.

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-I spent eight years in Wales,

-in Swansea predominantly...

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-..of course,

-visiting the rest of Wales.

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-It was really to study

-and I did my first degree...

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-..and my doctorate

-at the University of Swansea.

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-It is fantastic to see Wales

-coming and representing itself...

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-..in Dubai and the UAE,

-I think it's well overdue.

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-Welcome to Dubai!

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-That's all for Part 1.

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-In Part 2, Daloni meets farmer

-and scientist Dr Prysor Williams.

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-We'll see you soon.

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-The emphasis on managing the

-environment in a farming context...

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-..has increased greatly

-in recent years.

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-Daloni met one man who combines

-both aspects successfully every day.

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-Pen y Fron, Gwytherin, Llanrwst

-is home to Dr Prysor Williams...

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-..and his wife, Elin.

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-Prysor Williams is Senior Lecturer

-in Environmental Management...

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-..in Bangor University.

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-How do you combine

-farming and lecturing?

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-I'm always juggling both things,

-and one or two other things.

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-Long days is one of the ways I cope.

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-I try and do some work on my laptop

-before going out in the morning.

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-I get a lot of help

-which is so important...

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-..from family and neighbours.

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-I do some work

-before heading to Bangor...

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-..do a day's work in Bangor and

-do some more work when I get home.

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-I grab any spare time I have

-to work.

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-It usually comes together

-but not every time.

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-Elin works

-for the Welsh Books Council.

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-She shares the responsibilities

-on the farm with Prysor.

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-Elin and Prysor,

-you've been here for eight months.

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-How are things going?

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-We're still in one piece.

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-So far so good as they say.

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-I'm a local lad but you're not.

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-I used to live 30 miles away

-at my home in Llandegla.

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-It was more of a change for you

-than it was for me...

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-..but it was quite an undertaking

-to buy this farm.

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-It happened quickly.

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-Too quickly!

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-I just thought,

-well, let's give it a go...

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-..and we'll worry about it again.

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-If things go wrong...

-So far, things have gone well.

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-You don't look like the type

-that worries about anything, Prysor.

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-I worry for him.

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-Elin's the worrier,

-I'm more laid-back.

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-They both come

-from farming backgrounds.

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-The academic life

-is also important to Prysor.

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-As a senior lecturer

-in the university...

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-..what do you do,

-what's your speciality?

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-I do a lot on the teaching side.

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-That's an important part

-of any lecturing role.

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-I lead three different courses

-in the university.

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-The research side is an important

-part of the work we do...

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-..in Bangor University.

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-About half our time

-is dedicated to research.

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-That's important

-in terms of the learning...

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-..combining research

-with learning...

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-..to let students hear about the

-recent developments in their fields.

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-My research involves

-a variety of different subjects...

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-..mostly bridging between

-agriculture and the environment.

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-Many of the technologies

-we've already looked at.

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-Digestion is an obvious one.

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-It is relevant to the treatment of

-and management of livestock waste...

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-..and even animal waste

-more broadly.

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-Have you seen both worlds,

-environment and agriculture...

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-..getting closer in recent times?

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-I think they'll be closer in

-the future, for different reasons.

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-We're leaving Europe, whether

-you support or oppose that idea.

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-That's likely to happen.

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-We know that the payments,

-and their structure, will change.

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-I believe the payments will be

-directed towards the environment...

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-..if not entirely

-towards the environment.

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-I don't think farmers will receive

-a payment just for owning land.

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-As a result of that...

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-..agriculture and the environment

-will become closer...

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-..but it is inevitable

-for it to happen.

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-Over the years,

-a lot of farms have benefitted...

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-..from agri-environmental schemes.

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-A lot of farmers will say it's

-an important part of their income.

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-I'm sure there's more room

-for manoeuvre.

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-It's never-ending, Prysor.

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-It's never-ending, Prysor.

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-Well, it won't take care of itself.

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-We've had a good winter...

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-..and we're trying to get

-as much out of the land as we can.

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-We're hoping the grass will start

-to grow from the middle of March.

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-You're balancing well between

-the agriculture on the farm...

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-..and the academic world.

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-I don't know, there are times

-when it's not so balanced...

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-..and one takes precedent

-over the other.

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-I feel fortunate

-to be doing two different jobs...

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-..which are closely connected.

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-Congratulations too on winning the

-Eilir Hedd Morgan Memorial Prize.

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-What was it awarded for?

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-Someone nominated me -

-I still don't know who...

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-..for my work teaching the sciences

-through the medium of Welsh.

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-I was good friends with Eilir,

-we sang in the same singing group...

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-..and in the short time

-he had in his job...

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-..Eilir made a huge contribution

-to the world of science in Welsh.

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-He was a great researcher

-and a fervent Welshman.

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-His family introduced

-a memorial prize in his name.

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-I'm sure they'll be happy

-that you won this year.

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-We'll see.

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-Pen y Fron isn't a large farm

-these days.

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-Most of the land

-was sold off many years ago.

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-There are numerous sheds here.

-They used to milk cows here.

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-We've been rearing cows -

-we have a herd of dairy heifers.

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-Up until a few years ago,

-the demand had dropped...

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-..with so many dairy farmers around.

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-Since then,

-we've been buying store cattle.

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-This year,

-we've started buying ewes.

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-We'll be keeping them empty

-until September or October...

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-..with the intention

-of selling them on then.

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-Over the winter,

-we take other people's cattle in.

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-We have a lot of sheds

-for the amount of land we have.

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-We can keep a lot of stock

-over the winter...

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-..more than we can keep

-over the summer.

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-The cattle are in one shed but

-there's one shed in Pen y Fron...

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-..which is used

-for different events.

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-This is a huge shed, Prysor.

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-Yes, a huge shed. It took days,

-if not weeks, for me to paint it.

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-It looks better now.

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-What do you do with it?

-Is it full of cattle or sheep?

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-Not during the winter.

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-We use it to keep hay

-and farm machinery.

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-From spring time onwards

-all the way through until winter...

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-..we organise events.

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-We'll be organising much more but

-we've already hosted quite a few.

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-They've all been well received.

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-You had your wedding reception here.

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-Yes, our wedding reception was here.

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-We were looking for venues and we

-decided to host the reception here.

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-We had a wonderful day.

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-The sun shone in the middle

-of some inclement weather.

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-Prysor is a busy man

-but his passion for work is obvious.

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-I wear two hats in some ways.

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-I can look at the agricultural

-side with my work in Bangor...

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-..and the other way around.

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-It keeps my feet on the ground

-in terms of research.

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-Communicating the message to farmers

-is one of the best parts of the job.

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-I can transfer the message

-from the research world to farms...

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-..but what's just as important

-to me...

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-..is taking the agricultural

-perspective back to the researchers.

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-There's been little debate between

-the two sides over the years.

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-Now that I'm wearing both hats,

-I'm in a very fortunate position.

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-That's all for this week.

-We're back next week.

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-We'll be taking

-a closer look at Brexit...

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-..and its impact on upland farmers.

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-Until then, thanks for your company.

-Cheerio.

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Bydd Alun yn ymweld a theulu o Dalgarreg sydd yn chwilio am bartner busnes newydd. Alun visits a family from Talgarreg who are looking for a new business partner.


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