NEIL Hamilton, UKIP Leader in Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is calling on farmers to nominate fellow workers for a prestigious national trophy.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, is supporting a call from the Farmers’ Union of Wales who are seeking nominations for its Outstanding Dairy Person in Wales award.

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is once again looking to recognise an individual, who has become an integral part of the dairy industry in Wales, and made a great contribution towards its development.

To recognise such outstanding services the Union is seeking nominations for its FUW-HSBC Outstanding Service to the Welsh Dairy Industry award.

Mr Hamilton said:

“This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual who has made a great contribution to the development of the dairy industry to receive national recognition.

“Welsh farmers are the country’s unsung heroes and I welcome any initiatives and awards which recognise their achievements.

“They work extremely hard every day of the year to produce the nation’s food, care for the environment and sculpt the picturesque landscapes for which Wales is famous.

“I am sure that there will be many farmers in my Region, who know someone worthy of nominating for this award and I would urge them to put the name forward.

FUW Carmarthenshire County Executive Officer David Waters said: “There are a number of very worthy individuals in Wales who deserve this award and looking back we have had some very worthy nominations and winners. So if you know of a person in Wales who has made a great contribution towards the development of the dairy industry and has become an integral part it in Wales, then why not nominate them for this prestigious award.”

Neil Hamilton AM

Past winners have included former FUW Carmarthenshire County President Ogwyn Evans, in 2008, Carmarthenshire farmer, Bryan Thomas, a past member of the Holstein Friesian, Society council and founder member of the Welsh Dairy Show, in 2009 and former FUW Vice President Brian Walters of Clunmelyn farm, in 2017.

To nominate send a letter or citation giving full details of the work and achievements of the nominee to the FUW Carmarthenshire county office, 13a Barn Road, Carmarthen, SA31 1DD or via email to  by Monday October 8.

The winner will be announced, and the presentation made, at this year’s Welsh Dairy Show in Carmarthen on Tuesday, October 30.

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