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CARAS Wales Field Day – Friday 21 September 2018

CARAS Wales Field Day – Friday 21 September 2018

at Carreg-Y-Llech Farm, Treuddyn, Mold, CH7 4NZ

by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Terrig Morgan MBE FRAgS and Family

 

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Any further enquiries please contact CARAS Wales office on 01982 554412 or email pachiefexec@rwas.co.uk

 

Report published below from Seminar & Workshop: UK Lowland Animal Production in a Changing World. 5/09/2017

A Workshop, arranged by the English Panel in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Farmers, was held at the Farmers & Fletchers Hall in London on Monday 5th September 2017. Details of the workshop and summaries are available to view below.

FRAgS Seminar Workshop Summaries

Chaired by Maurice Bichard FRAgS  the workshop brought together the key players in the British livestock industry to discuss the prospects for this important farming sector. Papers in the morning were presented on: Animal Welfare and Environmental policies for the key sectors of Dairy, Pigs and Poultry. The perspectives of Producers, consumers and the Government were included.

Following lunch, Prof. David Leaver FRAgS chaired a general discussion. Most participants in the event were Associates and Fellows of the Royal Agricultural Societies. A clear demonstration of the expertise within the membership of our organisation.

The FRAgS Report on Animal Production in Lowland UK , the result of the seminar, has been published and is available to view below.

FRAgS Seminar Report on Animal Production in Lowland UK

Presentation of Awards at The House of Lords 21st February 2017

Dr Alastair Leake, Chairman of the English Panel welcomed those receiving Awards, their families and members of the organisation to our 2017 Presentation of Awards. He thanked our host Baroness Hazel Byford and introduced Rosie Carne- Chairman of CARAS.

Rosie explained that the Awards Scheme had been launched in 1970 and is administered by the Council for Awards known as (CARAS) which consists of representatives of the participating four Royal Agricultural Societies of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. She explained The Council is supported by a National Panel from each of the four nations of the UK who are represented on the Moderators Panel.

She remained the assembled company that the Awards to be presented are for personal achievement following peer recognition of each individual recipients’ outstanding contribution to agricultural progress within the UK. A Fellowship or Associateship of Royal Agricultural Societies is a prestigious honour: recognition of the outstanding contribution – by an individual – to the understanding, efficiency and well-being of UK agriculture

Associateship (ARAgS) is recognition of significant contribution to the agricultural and land-based industries of the UK. It is awarded to those who can demonstrate the required high level of achievement required. Candidates do not apply but are invited to do so by Panels appointed within each of the four UK nations, having been nominated by two existing Fellows as sponsors to vouch for their outstanding work.

The Awards embrace practical farming and the development of new husbandry practices, research, technology, economics, education, farming care, communication and administration.

Fellowship (FRAgS) is the senior Award of the Council. Associates are only considered for advancement to Fellowship if they have demonstrated a continuing significant contribution to agricultural and rural progress in the UK.

Advancement is by no means automatic and many people remain as Associates.

Professor Malcolm Stansfield- Hon Secretary to the English Panel and member of the Moderators Panel read a short citation about each recipient before the Awards certificates were presented to the following:

New Associates (ARAgS): Tony Bambrige, Judy Bell,  Richard Betton, Richard Calver, Belinder Clark,  Peter  Cornish, Richard Elliot,  Fiona Fell,  Jeremy Finnis,  Clare Greener,  Peter Gregory , Ian  Ohnstadt,  Nigel Pulling,  Humphrey Salway,  Philip Stocker,  Peter Wastenage, Diana  Wastenage.

 

Husband and wife Diana and Peter Wastenage presented with their ARAgS certificates by CARAS Chairman Rosie Carne

 

 

New Fellows (FRAgS): Helen Bower,  Andrew Brown,  David Cotton,  Meredydd David,  Sarah Dunning,  Tony Garnett,  Peter Gott,  Robin Hancox,  Stephen Harris,  Andrew May,  Graham Ward, Nicholas Watts.

New Fellow David Cotton presented with his FRAgS certificate  by CARAS Chairman Rosie Carne

 

 

 

2 new Fellows from Cumbria: CARAS Chairman Rosie Carne with new Fellows Peter Gott and Sarah Dunning with long-time Fellows Olive Clarke, John Geldart and John Dunning (Sarah’s father).