Farmers who have made the biggest contribution towards the development of the dairy industry and have become an integral part of the industry in Wales are set to be recognised in an upcoming awards event.

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has recently announced it is seeking nominations for its FUW-HSBC outstanding service to the welsh dairy industry award.

The awards are being hosted by the FUW and the union has said the purpose of the awards is "to recognise outstanding services to the Union".

The winner will be announced, and the presentation made, at this year’s Welsh Dairy Show in Carmarthen on Tuesday, October 30.

FUW Carmarthenshire county executive officer, David Waters, said: “There are a number of individuals in Wales who deserve this award and we have had some very worthy nominations and winners in the past."

He called on the public to nominate anyone who they feel has made a great contribution towards the development of the dairy industry in Wales.

Past winners have included:

  • Gwynedd farmer - Rhisiart Tomos Lewis (2014);
  • Daioni Organic owner - Laurence Harris (2015);
  • Llaeth y Llan/Village Dairy - Gareth Roberts (2016);
  • Former FUW vice president - Brian Walters of Clunmelyn farm (2017).

Nominations should be in the form of a letter and give the full details of the work and achievements of the nominee.

They are to be sent to the FUW Carmarthenshire County Office or via email by Monday, October 8.