Bydd Alun yn Sioe Ddefaid yr NSA yn Nhalybont ar Wysg yn gweld sut mae'r diwydiant yn paratoi ar gyfer Brexit. Alun is at the NSA Sheep Show hearing how farmers are preparing fo...
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-The clock is ticking on Brexit.
-There are more questions
-than answers right now.
-It will be one
-of the main topics of discussion...
-..at the 2017 NSA sheep show.
-Also tonight, Meinir discovers more
-about grants for farm businesses...
-..and Daloni's in Llanrwst
-where three brothers...
-..have adapted a campervan
-to add value to the farm's stock.
-With all the forms for the
-Basic Payment Scheme completed...
-..farmers can lift their heads,
-..and see what the future has
-to offer for the sheep industry.
-The event is being held on
-Llwyn Bedw farm, Talybont-on-Usk...
-..in the Brecon Beacons.
-This hill farm is owned
-by the Williams family.
-They have a flock of 3,500 sheep.
-How much of a compliment is it
-for you to be hosting it?
-It's not everyday
-you get the chance.
-We were, for want of a better word,
-coerced into doing it.
-By Glasnant Morgan.
-We were really volunteered for it.
-We were asked and we sat down as
-a family and I asked the question...
-..are we all behind holding
-the event and we all agreed.
-It brings a lot into the community.
-It puts a lot of spotlight
-on the Talybont type of sheep.
-In my opinion,
-they're one of the best in Wales.
-It's very good to highlight
-the sheep industry...
-..and what we have got to offer.
-One of the things
-in your information pack...
-..is that you've got
-the best shepherd in the valley.
-Three generations we're looking at,
-Lisa, Luke and yourself.
-What does it mean to be the best
-shepherdess? Why are you so special?
-He's the one to ask.
-He's the one to ask.
-She moves 2,000 sheep on her own.
-She drives them 13 miles.
-Anybody who'd like to go up
-and have a little walk with her...
-The Chairman of the NSA in Wales
-is Llew Thomas.
-How did you set the agenda?
-There are some interesting points
-To be honest, as it stands now,
-we're in the middle of Brexit.
-What will happen in the future?
-A lot of things will change...
-..and we have to be ready
-for the changes.
-We have to decide the best course
-of action for different farms.
-This is an opportunity to discuss
-some of the facts we already know.
-No-one knows the ultimate answer...
-..but we'll have to go for it
-and keep going.
-What are your members telling you?
-You're their link to the government
-and their policies.
-They know we want
-the single market...
-..and we want as much access
-to Europe as we can get.
-Those are the important elements.
-The subsidies are also important.
-We need to make sure that subsidy
-money continues to come our way.
-As you know, it doesn't stay
-in farmers' hands very long.
-Sheep farmers will face many
-challenges over the next few years.
-In seminars held today, many
-interesting discussions took place.
-If there's a deal to be done,
-it's got to benefit both sides.
-The question is which sectors...
-An interesting panel of speakers
-Can you sum up the discussions
-This was a great opportunity for
-the NSA to gather people together...
-..and ask for their requirements
-in a post-Brexit world.
-Look at the support
-for the industry...
-..look at trade possibilities
-It was a long list and they're
-all up for discussion right now.
-I spoke about trade
-as it stands now.
-More than anything, how to get trade
-from different countries...
-..including the Export Health
-certificates and types of trade.
-That will be a big challenge.
-I don't think people fully realise
-how much time this will all take.
-In two years, it is likely
-that we'll have to leave.
-Is that enough time
-to make plans for trade...
-..when we're talking about
-40% of our produce?
-Can we find a home for it
-in such a short space of time?
-I don't think it's possible
-in that timescale...
-..to find a market
-of the same standard.
-The European market
-is on our doorstep.
-They pay for our produce,
-which is good.
-There are no Customs restrictions.
-Tell me about some of the work
-you're doing with America.
-That offers a huge potential.
-It's been going on for eight years.
-Right now, the responsibility
-is on the American side.
-It's up to them
-if they want to accept.
-It all takes time.
-It's one thing
-to get access to a market.
-It needs to be developed
-into a successful market...
-..and that takes many years.
-In terms of trade agreements...
-it takes seven years...
-..for Europe to agree
-on trade agreements.
-was another talking point.
-Innovis made an announcement
-about a genomic scheme.
-We've completed a large project.
-It's taken five years and 1.4m
-to get it to this position.
-We can check the animal's DNA
-to determine its characteristics.
-At the moment, we're look at the
-carcass for the meat, its quality...
-..and where the meat is
-on the carcass.
-We have further developments
-on other characteristics.
-Efficiency and how lambs live.
-They're also in the system.
-This is a part of global research.
-We're keeping up
-with the rest of the world.
-is constantly developing.
-If you visit
-New Zealand and Australia...
-..they already have
-the genomic tools.
-What we're offering now
-with our breeds...
-..is at the same position as theirs.
-They're always going to try
-and be a step ahead of us.
-We can give this to our famers
-to keep up or even overtake them.
-We'll leave the show
-for the time being.
-The window has opened
-for farm business grants.
-Recently, Farming Connect
-Meinir visited one roadshow
-in Ysgol Bro Teifi.
-is between 3,000 and 12,000.
-The first window is open.
-Farmers can invest
-in up to 70 items...
-..linked to animal welfare,
-genetics and performance...
-..crop control, energy efficiency,
-resource efficiency and technology.
-is part of a roadshow....
-..organised by Farming Connect under
-the title Farming For The Future.
-We're now well aware
-of the Brexit referendum result.
-The aim of tonight
-is to discuss changes with farmers.
-Tonight is a chance to tell farmers
-how much help is available...
-..as they face the future.
-There are 11 different categories.
-The people who attend
-..they can access
-any one of these categories.
-In the past,
-you needed a business plan.
-That is no longer true for the
-people who've attended the meetings.
-Here's Lesley Griffiths...
-for Environment and Rural Affairs.
-One of our programmes
-for Government commitments...
-..was to introduce
-a small grant scheme.
-It was something they wanted
-and asked us to look at.
-We brought forward the Farm Business
-Grant which I launched in January...
-..40m over four years.
-It's an insecure time for farming
-We want to make sure our farmers
-are resilient and sustainable.
-To apply for the grant, they need
-7,500 in the bank ready to spend.
-Is this something that farmers
-can justify spending...
-..in the current financial climate?
-We've done it in conjunction with
-farmers and the agricultural sector.
-I appreciate they're putting
-their money forward.
-It's a simple process...
-..and I'm looking forward
-to receiving the applications.
-After looking at the product list...
-..animal health and welfare
-is high on your priority list.
-Why isn't there
-animal housing on the list?
-It's something we can look at.
-We will look at that list
-over the four years.
-We might need to change things.
-I'm happy to look at it
-and review it.
-Over 400 farmers attended
-the meeting in Ysgol Bro Teifi.
-What were the general impressions?
-I think it's a good way to prepare
-farmers and farms for the future.
-We don't know what lies ahead of us
-in three to four years.
-I think we must emphasise
-the efficiency of our businesses.
-Anything we can do
-to promote and improve that...
-..I think we have
-to grab the opportunity...
-..and benefit from this scheme.
-It's 40% of the cost.
-If you're receiving a grant
-..you're investing 30,000.
-If you have to borrow that money
-in the first place...
-..it's a big responsibility
-for the farmer.
-It's been a successful evening.
-The speakers have given us
-how we can receive these grants.
-You do have to spend money
-before you receive the grant.
-That will be a headache
-for a lot of farmers.
-I don't feel very confident,
-about farming in general.
-The business of
-leaving Europe through Brexit...
-..it's a complete mess.
-It's the worst thing
-that's happened to us as farmers.
-I'm shocked to discover
-that so many farmers voted to leave.
-It is such a shock.
-"Look at the money we paid
-to stay in Europe," they say.
-Wow, how much money
-are we paying to get out?
-60bn. It's gone up to 100bn now.
-Goodness me. As farmers, we're in a
-hole and we'll never get out of it.
-It's a sad thing to say
-but it's true.
-We're facing years of hardships
-and problems in agriculture.
-Is it difficult to apply and get the
-money together? Is it complicated?
-No, not at all.
-As a young farmer,
-I'm glad everything is done on line.
-Applying looks easy and it's easy
-to know what to choose.
-what their business needs.
-If you want more information,
-contact the Welsh Government.
-That's it for Part 1.
-After the break,
-Daloni discovers more...
-..about a new venture
-in North Wales.
-Having a new and exciting idea
-helps promote farmers' produce.
-Daloni has been to find out
-how a campervan from South Africa...
-..and local meat has changed
-the lives of brothers in Llanrwst.
-Here is one
-of the '70s most iconic vehicles...
-..the Volkswagen T2 Bay.
-People on their holidays or
-rock'n'roll bands would drive these.
-There is now a new use
-for the old icon.
-Wil and Huw Roberts,
-Ty Gwyn Farm, Llanrwst...
-..have started a new venture
-selling burgers from a campervan.
-This is the Burger Bay.
-The lamb comes
-from their own farm...
-..where they keep
-500 Texel Mule ewes.
-The beef comes from nearby farms.
-Where did this van come from
-and why is it here?
-I bought it from South Africa
-I wanted something different to
-generate extra income on the farm.
-I like the Volkswagens.
-I used to attend numerous shows.
-This gave me an excuse to go
-and make money at the same time.
-You hadn't seen it.
-I'd seen some photos on eBay.
-And went for it.
-And went for it.
-What happened next?
-I found a company to adapt it,
-a company in Ruthin.
-I just went from there.
-Was there a demand in the market
-for something like this?
-Because I used to go
-to all the shows...
-..some of the food
-was of a poor quality.
-Since we had
-quality produce locally...
-..I decided we could sell it
-from the van at the shows!
-Who helps you?
-All the family help out,
-my brother, sister...
-..Mam and Dad pitch in sometimes.
-It's a bit of a squeeze
-but it's fine.
-The brothers were inspired
-to start the business...
-..because of the low quality food...
-..they were served
-in shows and events.
-Little brother Iwan is in charge
-of the recipes.
-He's a butcher with TJ Parry Jones
-& Daughters in Trefriw.
-What's the secret?
-A lot of mint, a lot of mint,
-and the best cuts of lamb.
-We use a lot of leg
-and shoulder cuts.
-That provides the meat
-with lots of juicy flavours.
-The best meat?
-The best meat?
-We try and use the whole lamb.
-The lamb comes from Ty Gwyn.
-I take all the bones out so
-I know precisely what goes into it.
-We don't sell lamb chops -
-we have those for our supper!
-Have you had a good response
-to the recipes so far?
-A lot of people have said
-We play around with the recipe
-to improve it.
-So far, so good with the burgers.
-How does it feel
-knowing that your recipe...
-..is eaten across the country?
-It's a lovely feeling -
-reviews are left on Facebook.
-Everyone praises the burgers.
-I'm glad to hear
-that everyone enjoys them.
-I've done this for six years
-and I'd like to continue.
-It's all been done by hand.
-I've got it down to a fine art.
-I can make burgers
-in no time at all.
-Where does the meat come from?
-We try and use as much local meat
-as we can.
-If we can't, we go
-to the abattoir in Llanrwst...
-..which also supplies local meat.
-Do you enjoy it?
-Yes, I enjoy it.
-The work is difficult sometimes.
-It's worth it, at the end of the
-day, when people enjoy the produce.
-The produce is high quality...
-..but how has Huw coped
-with cooking in the campervan?
-Here we are, the van.
-Here it is.
-This is luxury.
-Even when it's raining, oh! Nice.
-The colour, everything about it.
-It stands out.
-It's very neat and tidy inside,
-everything in its place.
-It's a bit tight
-with two of us here.
-What's what in the van?
-This is the flame grill.
-We can cook 20 burgers
-at any one time.
-They don't take long to cook,
-it produces such a high temperature.
-A minute or two, no more.
-It's a simple idea.
-This for cooking,
-we prepare the rolls out the back...
-Are the rolls local?
-The rolls come from Tandderwen
-A local bakery.
-A local bakery.
-Yes, in Betws-y-Coed.
-We pass those up and someone will
-be cooking with Wil, my brother.
-They put the trays and buns here.
-Wil will serve the burgers
-on the rolls.
-There's a formal system.
-Cook the meat, prepare the bread
-and serve the food.
-It's very simple...
-..but a lot of work
-goes in beforehand.
-I thought it would be easy to cook
-a burger and place it in a bun...
-..but a lot of work
-goes into the process.
-Do you enjoy it, Huw?
-I love it, as does Wil.
-We visit shows across Britain
-and we meet people from all around.
-Is the diary full over the summer,
-Until the end of September.
-Where are you going?
-Where are you going?
-Conwy next Saturday...
-..Surf Snowdonia on Sunday...
-..an open day for the police
-the following weekend.
-Honest answer, Huw.
-What's best on a day like today?
-Selling burgers or sheep farming?
-On a day like today,
-The campervan is cool.
-It's a sight to behold.
-The produce is high quality
-but how does it taste?
-Come on, eat as if you were at home!
-Very nice. Good luck to you.
-Back at the show,
-there are competitions...
-..for ewe hoggs and yearling ewes.
-Winning the upland class,
-the Morgan family...
-In the continental class,
-Ann Owen, Fferm y Banc, Tregaron.
-Another important competition
-is the young shepherd.
-There were 12 competitors.
-Joint under-21 winners
-were Tomos Owen and Dafydd Davies.
-Winning the overall competition
-was Ben Hanmer.
-It means a lot after spending
-the last four years...
-..in Aberystwyth University.
-I've put everything I've learnt
-to some practical use now.
-It's worked today, definitely.
-If I can turn to you,
-Tomos and Dafydd...
-..you were joint winners
-in the U-21 class.
-How did it go for you? Were some
-tasks more difficult than others?
-I fared better
-in the paperwork than the others.
-There's some brainpower there.
-I don't know,
-it was more down to luck.
-I didn't do so well
-in the motorbike task.
-How about you?
-What's your speciality, Tomos?
-I was better with the motorbike
-but not so well with the paperwork.
-If you join forces,
-you have a very bright future!
-Congratulations to all three of you
-for being so successful.
-Thousands have attended
-the show today.
-What are people's impressions
-of the day?
-I don't like missing this event.
-We do so much
-with the sheep industry...
-..from rearing lambs
-all the way through to the wool.
-It's difficult for a year to go by
-without us being here.
-All the different breeds,
-it's quite incredible.
-There's so much choice if you're
-trying to start your own flock.
-A great day.
-I've seen lots of new ideas.
-There are different breeds
-and stalls linked to the industry.
-I really enjoyed myself.
-A lot of discussions on Brexit
-but no-one knows what will happen.
-Are you confident looking ahead?
-You have to be. I believe
-it's half-full, not half-empty.
-It's happened, let's get on with it.
-When I visit this show,
-I really enjoy myself.
-Sheep are my speciality.
-It's been wet but as sheep farmers,
-we're used to being wet!
-That's all for this week.
-It's been a good day of discussing
-and looking to the future.
-I hope you can join us again
-Until then, thank you
-for your company and cheerio.
-S4C Subtitles by Adnod Cyf.
Bydd Alun yn Sioe Ddefaid yr NSA yn Nhalybont ar Wysg yn gweld sut mae'r diwydiant yn paratoi ar gyfer Brexit. Alun is at the NSA Sheep Show hearing how farmers are preparing for Brexit.