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S4C’s Ffermio presenter Meinir thanked by farmers

meiwrPEMBROKESHIRE farmers have expressed their thanks to an S4C presenter on her impressive programme, highlighting the impact of bovine TB and the Welsh Government’s current eradication policy, by nominating her for the Bob Davies Memorial Award, which she was lucky enough to win. This award, in memory of former Farmers Weekly Wales correspondent Bob Davies, of Welshpool, who sadly passed away in November 2009, is presented to a media personality, who has worked to increase the public profile of Welsh farming. Meinir Jones, from Maesteilo Farm, Capel Issac, Llandeilo received the award, after Pembrokesahire farmers were impressed by the Ffermio special, focusing on bovine TB. FUW Pembrokeshire county executive officer Rebecca Voyle said; “ The issue of bTB and how to eradicate it can be very contrntious so member wanted to formally acknowledge the work Meinir and the Ffermio team are doing to highlight the impact the disease has on the industry and to thank her for giving a voice to those who suffer the daily consequences of it. “In particular, members were extremely impressed by the sympathetic way in which she told the story of how the disease has impacted on Griff Owen and his business and relayed the day-to-day frustrations of farming with the disease. “Members also praised the way in which she interviewed the then minister Alun Davies and challenged his responses to her questions.” Meinir Jones received the award; a Shepard’s crook specially carved by Aberystwyth stick maker Hywel Evans, from FUW president Emyr Jones.

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