FUW’s Anglesey team look forward to busy county show

The Anglesey branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales is looking forward to a busy two-day county show (Tuesday 13 August - Wednesday 14 August), with #FarmingMatters chats, children's competitions and plenty of entertainment on the agenda. 

Those keen to raise specific farming matters are welcome to join Rhun ap Iorwerth AM at an open surgery at 11am on the Tuesday at the Union’s stand and those concerned about rural crime are invited to stop by for advice on how to keep their property and livestock safe.

Joining the stand are  ‘Quad Claw’, who will be on site for the two days, and Arfon Jones North Wales Police, Police and Crime Commissioner will be on the stand on Tuesday at 12 noon to answer any questions farmers may have. 

Speaking ahead of the event, FUW Anglesey CEO Alaw Jones said: “Farming is facing an uncertain future for so many reasons and we look forward to raising some of our concerns with Rhun ap Iorwerth at the show and hope many of you will join us.

“Rural crime, including farm machinery thefts and livestock worrying, is also still a big problem for our farmers and we look forward to discussing this with Arfon Jones at the show.”

Also joining the FUW team at the stand to highlight the importance of good mental health will be the DPJ Foundation and the Samaritans, who are there for both days of the show.

Providing a light hearted finish to the event with baler twine, rigger boots and flat cap is the Welsh Whisperer, who will be performing at the FUW stand on Wednesday afternoon, as well as drawing the raffle at 3pm.

“We are really looking forward to hosting the Welsh Whisperer here at our stand - one thing is certain, the Welsh Whisperer attracts the attention of all ages and brings the cheer that is very much needed. 

“In the midst of Brexit's daily uncertainty, the countryside needs to be attractive and the Welsh Whisperer meets that need. So get out the baler twine and the check shirt, and join us for a fun afternoon,” added Alaw Jones.

There will also be competitions for the children, including guess where ‘Beryl, Cheryl and Meryl’ have come on holiday from.