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North Wales farmer picks up Welsh Dairy Show award


This year’s popular and worthy winner of the Farmers’ Union of Wales-HSBC Bank plc award for outstanding service to the Welsh dairy industry received the trophy during today’s Welsh Dairy Show at Carmarthen.

Dairy farmer Terrig Goronwy Morgan MBE BSc (Hons) FRAgS, of Carreg-y-Llech, Treuddyn, Mold, has spent the past 45 years heavily involved in Welsh agricultural circles.

Between 1965 and 1970 he studied at University College of Wales Aberystwyth where he obtained a BSc Honours degree in agriculture and became a research assistant running an Agricultural Board funded project entitled Training needs in the Hill Farms of Wales.

From 1973 to 1976 he taught agriculture to day-release students at the Welsh College of Horticulture in Northop and in 2003 he was awarded an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies.

In the New Year’s Honours List of 2007 he was awarded the MBE for services to the dairy industry and in 2008 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies and elected vice chairman of the Welsh panel of the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies.

His many other contributions to agriculture include being this years president of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Show, appointed a member of the land-based panel for Deeside College last year and in 2004 he established a successful discussion group in Flintshire for younger milk producers known as The Udder Group which is now run by Dairy Co.

In 2001 he was chairman of the International Dairy Federations standing committee on farm management which published the IDF/FAO Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practices covering various aspects of concern such as animal health, milk hygiene, animal feeding and water, animal welfare and environment.

Announcing the award, FUW president Gareth Vaughan said: “Terrig’s contribution to the dairy industry in Wales and the UK throughout his lifetime is immense. He is a very worthy winner of this highly prestigious award.”

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