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Retail sale of peat in horticulture in Wales to end

The retail sale of peat in horticulture will end in Wales, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.

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New measures to tackle avian influenza come into force tomorrow

Bird keepers are being reminded new compulsory biosecurity and housing measures to further protect their birds against avian influenza come into force tomorrow (Friday 2 December).

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Welsh Leeks secures protection

Wales’ national vegetable and emblem, the Welsh Leek, is now officially protected as it gains PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) UK GI status.


Come and see us at Winter Fair, says Rural Affairs Minister

 As one of the most important events in the Welsh rural calendar takes place the Minister for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, is encouraging visitors to this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair to call in to the Welsh Government stand

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New compulsory biosecurity and housing measures to further protect against AI

New biosecurity and housing requirements will be implemented for poultry and captive birds in Wales as surveillance of avian influenza suggests a heightened risk of disease for Wales over the winter months.

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Update on Agricultural Pollution Regulations as consultation published

Following an update last month on the Agricultural Pollution Regulations the Minister for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, is today reminding farmers of the next phase of the regulations which will come into force in January 2023, while also publishing a consultation on a licensing scheme.

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“Fair access to Sustainable Farming Scheme for tenant farmers is vital for its success” – Lesley Griffiths

The first meeting of a new Tenancy Working Group has taken place with the aim of ensuring the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS) is accessible and suitable for tenant farmers across Wales.


Minister puts spotlight on global health threat as awareness week begins

Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has highlighted a global threat to the health of people and animals as a worldwide awareness week on the issue gets underway today.

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Consultation launched on mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses

A consultation begins today [Monday, 14 November] on proposals to require CCTV in all slaughterhouses in Wales.

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New Healthcare Centre of Excellence for Gwynedd: Siemens Healthineers to upgrade Llanberis facility and invest in new jobs with Welsh Government support

  • Siemens Healthineers to launch new centre of excellence in healthcare technology in Llanberis, with Welsh Government support.
  • The centre of excellence will focus on research and development and manufacturing.
  • The new facility will help consolidate manufacturing of Siemens Healthineers IMMULITE® blood analysis technology at the Llanberis site.
  • The investment will safeguard 400 jobs and create close to 100 high-quality jobs with an average salary significantly above the local area average.
  • The announcement comes as Siemens Healthineers celebrates 30 years in Llanberis.

Have your say on landmark new farm support proposals at Dairy Show

The return of the Welsh Dairy Show provides a great opportunity for people to find out more about the Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS) and our co-design programme, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has said.

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Avian Influenza identified at a premises on Anglesey

The Interim Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Gosia Siwonia, has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 in poultry at a site in Anglesey.