Trying out new courses

In the next few months we will be trying out a few new courses!

Lantra Invasive and injurious species

Lantra Environmental Maintenance and litter picking

Lantra Highways England Common Induction Scheme

Lantra Safe cattle handling for increased profitability

Lantra Health and Safety

Lantra Preparing for Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

Let us know if you have any questions on any of the above - 01597 850 080 or jhsltd@btinternet.com

Labour shortages

We are very lucky, we have a fab team of guys working with us. But it hasn't always been easy to find help. We do not seem to be alone in this matter. People often ask if we have had training clients looking for work on farms, work at riding stables, work in offices, work helping with farm paperwork, work caring. As land based enterprises, we seem to be short of labour everywhere!

Whether you require someone one day a week, for seasonal jobs or on a permanent basis, help seems to be very hard to find. 

So what can we do?

A few of us have gotten together and formed an Agrisgop group to look at some solutions.

If you have a suggestion, are looking for help your self or are looking for work or an additional form of income and would like to join our group, please get in touch. All suggestions are welcome!

If we talk, maybe we can all help each other out somehow.

 

PestSmart is DWR CYMRU'S latest WaterSource campaign. Pesticide is a collective term for substances used to control weeds, pests and diseases. These are also known as Plant Protection Products.

Routine monitoring of river and reservoirs supplying drinking water has shown an increase in detections of pesticides within the last few years. Whilst levels are too low to pose a risk to those drinking the water they are sufficient to breach rigorous EU Drinking Water Standards. These standards require levels of all pesticides to remain below one tenth of part per billion, the equivalent of one blade of grass in 100,000 hay bales.

They're working together with all users groups, including farmers to encourage “smarter” techniques to reduce impact of pesticides.

Coming soon for farmers, growers, foresters and land managers in targeted areas

 

  • Free pesticide disposal scheme
  • Free Weed Wiper hire
  • FREE guidance booklet onweed, pest and disease control

If you would like us to keep you informed of our PestSmart campaign and its free initiatives, send your details to watersource@dwrcymru.com

Up and coming training courses/ assessments

Have a browse through our latest course list - if you don't see what you need give us a call and we will see if we can help you out...

Lantra Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting

6th and 7th October

Llandrindod

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Lantra Cattle foot trimming course

10th and 13th October

Llandrindod

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Safe use of pesticides PA1 and Boom sprayer PA2 training

17th and 18th October

Lampeter

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City and Guilds Safe use of sheep dips

18th October

Llandrindod

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Lantra ITA- ATV (sit astride)

16th and 23rd October

Brecon

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Lantra ITA- ATV (Sit in/ Mules)

25th and 26th October

Aberystwyth

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Lantra Chainsaw maintenance, cross cutting and felling trees up to

 380 mm

24th- 28th October

Llandrindod

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Safe use of pesticides PA1 and Boom sprayer PA2 training

End October

Llandrindod

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Safe use of pesticides PA1 and Hand held applicators PA6

End of October

Llandrindod

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Lantra ITA- Tractor driving

November

Llandrindod

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Farm Safety and livestock behaviour

1st November

Llandrindod

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Lantra Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide for vertebrate pest control

2nd and 3rd November

Llandrindod

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City and Guilds ATV

7th November

Builth Wells

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Lantra ITA Telescopic Handler

10th November

Llandrindod

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Lantra ITA ATV

17th November

Llandrindod

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City and Guilds NPTC Wood chipper training and / or assessment

5th November

Shrewsbury

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City and Guilds NPTC Brush cutter and strimmer training

and / or assessment

6th November

Shrewsbury

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Lantra – Welfare of animals in transit (short journeys)

November – Evening session

Llandrindod

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Lantra Mole trapping   1 day

End of November

Llandrindod

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Lantra Responsible and effective control of Rodents 1 day

End of November

Llandrindod

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Pesticides December PA1, PA6, PA2

Llandrindod and Aberystwyth

Exciting times

Exciting news, Rachel our General Manager/ instructor is now a fully fledged Lantra instructor in Pesticides and Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide.

We have a network of fantastic Instructors and assessors. The one thing we ensure is that they are actively working in subjects in which they Instruct or Assess. They really know their stuff and are interested in the same subjects as you. Running the family farm and contracting ensure that we have to keep up to date with the latest kit and knowledge. It also means that our favorite topic is the weather!

We are looking to broaden our courses range (not just courses that you require under legislation), what courses are you looking for? What  would be beneficial to your business? What would interest you? Let us know and we will see what we can do.

Anything is possible!

Farming Connect Application for Funding Window is open now!

Farming Connects second Application window opened on the 1st April and runs until the 29th April. Please do not leave it until the last minute.

Farming Connect are holding surgeries to help people with the process, across the county.

There will be a surgery here (Dolswydd, Penybont) on Thursday 14th April. Please contact Elan Dafydd (Farming Connect Development Officer) to book a place.

Remember the programme is not only for farmers this time, but also foresters and contractors, we can send you the eligibility criteria and all other relevant information, please just ask.

To register for the service, contact the Farming Connect service center on 08456 000813.

If we can be of any help at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.