The Anglesey branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) is helping members prepare for the next lambing season with a special webinar.

The webinar is open to all members and takes place via Zoom on Tuesday, December 8, at 7:00pm.

Joining the virtual event is Veterinary Surgeon Alwyn Llewelyn Jones BVMS, DipACVP, FRCPath, MRCVS who is going to share hints, tips and best practices on preparing the flock for the lambing season.

Jones is now a veterinary pathologist on the Scottish Borders working for the Scottish Rural University College (SRUC) but has spent many years working as a vet at a local practice so will be a familiar face to many.

Also joining the event will be Dyfrig Hughes on behalf of For Farmers to answer any nutrient-related questions members might have.

FUW Anglesey county executive officer Alaw Jones said:

We are looking forward to welcoming members from across Wales to this special webinar, which aims to answer any questions farmers might have in how to best prepare for the next lambing season.

“I look forward to virtually seeing many of you on the night.”

‘Shopping local’

The FUW is also urging shoppers to keep their Christmas shopping local to show support for rural and local businesses, especially as the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how vital local shops are.

FUW deputy president Ian Rickman said:

As we speed towards Christmas, I would urge you to think about your rural businesses and see if you can buy local, either for the upcoming Christmas dinner or even gifts for family and friends.

“This year we have seen how important the local shops and businesses are.

“Many of us relied on them to help out with delivering food and other essentials during the lockdowns and now is the time to repay that favour by supporting them.”