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Quarantine Units

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

If you keep cattle, sheep or goats, in Spring 2017 you will be able to choose between setting-up a Quarantine Unit (QU) to manage movements or continue to adhere to the Six Day Standstill (6DSS) rule on your whole holding. Further details are available on the Welsh Government website.

Single Payments

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Please make sure you check your statement of payment carefully as Welsh Government are reducing areas without any explanation!

Sustainable Farming Grants

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

The Welsh Government has announced new grants for farmers in Wales. The grant aid is 40% up to a maximum of £400,000 (£1,000,000) total spend. Interested parties need to submit an expression of interest, with which we can help. Contact the office for further details.

Position for part-time secretary

Monday, January 5th, 2015

We have an opening for a part-time secretary -2 days per week. Experience not essential but agricultural knowledge an advantage. Please ring office for more details. Role will include some VAT, BCMS, customer queries, typing etc.

NI numbers

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Please don’t forget to inform Welsh Government of all business partners national insurance numbers – either on provided form or on RPW online

Pembrokeshire Show

Friday, August 15th, 2014

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all customers, old and new to join us on our stand at the Pembrokeshire show http://www.pembsshow.org/
Look forward to seeing you for cheese, wine an flight refreshments.

Single Application Forms

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Deadline day is fast approaching – get the forms in by 15th May

Welsh Dairy Conference

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

We are proud to be joint hosts of the 2nd South Wales dairy conference with BOCM PAULS and HSBC. This year the event is on 4th February, with some excellent speakers. For more information please contact the office.

Christmas wishes!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

May all of us at Cara extend best wishes to all customers for Christmas, and we look forward to a prosperous 2014.
The office will be operated on a skeleton staff basis over the festive period. If your call is urgent please contact Iwan, Wendy or John on their mobile phones.

Benchmarking results 2013

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

CARA recently presented its annual benchmark results to other industry professionals at a conference in St Clears. The results show clear distinctions between top 25%, average and bottom 25%. The main points are as follows:

1. Dairy – fertility and yield from forage still are profit drivers
2. Overhead cost control imperative
3. Herd expansion still happening, perhaps at increased pace
4. Beef and sheep producers must focus on stocking rate
5. There is intensification potential in all sectors
6. Potential Single Payment changes will see some producers become loss making
7. Uncertainty is still around regarding Single Payment proposed changes

For more details, please contact Iwan, Wendy or John