Local Societies

Wales

Regional Council Member: Jeff Evans

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Aberconwy

Name of society: Aberconwy Grassland Society

Contact: Rhys Owen.  Email: rhys.llwydfaen@gmail.com

 

Aberystwyth & District

Name of society: Tir Glas Aberystwyth a’r Cylch/Aberystwyth and District Grassland Society

Number of members: 30

Meetings and activities:  The society meets on the second Monday of the month from October to February at 8pm.  Meetings take place at Penrhyncoch Football Club, Penrhyncoch, Aberystwyth, SY23 3EH.  A series of guest speakers give presentations on relevant topics. During the last few years the society has visited local farms to see new and innovative developments.  Members compete for various silage competitions, and put entries forward for the Grassland Farmer of the Year

Contact: Martin Griffiths.  Tel: 07759 611396  Email: martin.ffosygravel@gmail.com

Anglesey

Name of society:  Anglesey Grassland Society

Number of members: 60

Meetings and activities:  Meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month from October to March.  They are held at Tafarn y Rhos, Rhostrehwfa, Llangefni . 

Website: angleseygrassland.org

Facebook: @TirGlasMon

Contact:  Dyfrig Hughes.  Tel: 07802 173235  Email: dyfrig.hughes@forfarmers.eu

Betws-yn-Rhos

Name of society: Betws-yn-Rhos Grassland Society

Number of members: 15

Meetings and activities: Meetings, with guest speakers, take place on the third Tuesday of the month from September to May.  They are held at Betws-yn-Rhos, Llanfair TH and Llangernyw.  The society also holds farm walks.

Contact:  Gethin Owen.  Tel:  07884 436820  Email:  gethowen@btinternet.com

Brecon

Name of society: Brecon Grassland Society

Number of members: 50

Meetings and activities: Meetings take place on the second Wednesday or Thursday of the month from September to March and farm visits are held from May to July.  The meetings are held at Sennybridge, Talgarth or Crickhowell.  Other events include an inter-society quiz, a Christmas Dinner and big bale and clamp silage competitions.

Facebook: @brecongrasslandsociety

Contact: Dyddanwy Pugh.  Tel:  01874 658177   Email: dyddanwypugh177@icloud.com

 

Bro Ddyfi

Name of society: Bro Ddyfi Grassland Society

Contact: Gareth Evans.  Email: gareth@celticpride.co.uk 

Cardigan & District

Name of society: Cardigan and District Grassland Society

Number of members: 55

Meetings and activities:  Meetings generally take place at 8pm on the second Monday of the month, at The Black Lion pub, Cardigan.  The society holds an annual study tour, a silage competition and a milk quality competition.

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Contact:  Simon Pope.  Tel:  07970 002183  Email:  simonpeterpope34@outlook.com

Camarthenshire

Name of society: Camarthenshire Grassland Society

Contact: Huw Evans.  Email: huwevansauctioneer@hotmail.com

 

Cleddau

Name of society: Cleddau Grassland Society

Contact: Tony Pratt.  Email: tonyprattref1@aol.com

 

Clwyd

Name of society: Clwyd Grassland Society

Contact: Buddug Jones.  Email: buddug.jones@forfarmers.eu

 

East Radnor

Name of society: East Radnor Grassland Society

Number of members: 40

Meetings and activities:  The society meets on one Wednesday each month from October through to March at Fforest Inn, Llanfihangel-nant-Melon, Presteigne.  They also have a Chairman’s Farm Visit and various other trips each year. 

Facebook: @radnor.grassland

Contact: Chris Williams.  Tel: 01547 540611  Email: chris@clinwil.com

Meirionyyd

Name of society: Meirionyyd Grassland Society

Contact: Eifion Davies.  Email: daviescynlas@aol.com

Mid Cardigan

Name of society: Mid Cardigan Grassland Society

Contact: Ben Williams.  Email: benllwydwilliams@gmail.com

 

Monmouthshire

Name of society: Monmouthshire Grassland Society

Number of members: 60

Meetings and activities:  Meetings are held on the third Tuesday or Thursday of the month (depending on the availability of speakers) from October to March, with the AGM in April.  Meetings are generally held in Usk either at The Grange (Usk Conservative Club) or Usk Rugby Club.  The society also has a couple of summer day visits; one local (Chairman’s farm) and one further afield.  Two silage competitions are held (clamp and bale) and the winners go forward to the FWGS competitions.  An annual dinner, with presentations, is held in March/April.  The Grassland Management Competition is judged in May, with the winner going forward to the FWGS competition.  The awards for this are presented at the Chairman’s Farm Walk.  An Inter Society Quiz is held annually in February, competing against Brecon and Glamorgan Grassland Societies, with the societies taking it in turns to host the event.  The three societies also have joint meetings/visits on occasions.

Contact:  Sarah Byford.  Tel:  07778 755589  Email:  usksarah@tiscali.co.uk

Narbeth & District

Name of society: Narbeth & District Grassland Society

Contact:  Marged Simons.  Email: maggie_91@hotmail.co.uk

 

North Pembrokeshire

Name of society: North Pembrokeshire Grassland Society

Number of members: 80

Meetings and activities:  Meetings are held at 8 pm on the third Wednesday of the month from April to October at the Fishguard Bay Hotel, Fishguard.  The society has a summer day visit to a couple of farms within a 60 mile radius, and a summer evening visit to a local farm.  They run clamp and big bale silage, milk and grassland competitions.  The society also has the Rex Patterson Award for members who want to extend their farming knowledge – a bursary is available and they share the knowledge gained with the society.

Facebook:  North Pembrokeshire Grassland Society

Contact:  Jeff Evans.  Tel: 07779 717619  Email: elinorevans7@gmail.com

Powys

Name of society: Powys Grassland Society

Contact: Ed Roberts.  Email: ER@godavies.co.uk

 

Upper Severn


Name of society: Upper Severn Grassland Society

Number of members: 80

Meetings and activities:  The society meets regularly between October and February which includes a day trip in December.  Meetings take place at Maesmawr Hall, Caersws, Powys.  The society also holds a tour abroad in May (5-6 days) and a UK tour in October (2-3 days).  Silage competitions are also held for both pit and big bale silage.

Facebook: @upperseverngrassland

Contact:  Clare Williams.  Tel: 01686 449222  Email:  clare@rogerparry.net

Wye Valley

Name of society: Wye Valley Grassland Society

Contact: Chris Davies.  Email: hafrena@icloud.com

 

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