Nothing paltry about poultry

UK - WELSH farmers who are fed up with traditional livestock sectors are looking at egg production instead.

Poultry farming is only a minority sector in North Wales but this year two livestock farmers have opened specialist eggs units.

Bryn and Carys Parry, who farm near Llysfasi College at Llainwen, near Ruthin, may even quit milking altogether next year to concentrate on producing coloured eggs.

And Arwel and Gwynydd Jones, who have set up a free-range hen unit at Arddwyfaen, Nant Corwen, plan to scale back beef and sheep numbers.

But Arwel warned: "The returns we are getting for eggs is very good at the moment but there are more producers coming into the sector which may depress prices down the line."

Both egg enterprises were set up with financial help from Farming Connect.

Source: icNorthWales
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