Saturday 20 October 2012
Eifion picks up another dairy industry award
Well-known Anglesey dairy farmer Eifion Huws has been selected as this year's winner of the Farmers' Union of Wales/HSBC Bank award to the person who has made an outstanding contribution to the Welsh dairy industry.
According to the judges - HSBC agriculture manager Sarah Williams, Welsh Dairy Show chairman Lynn Davies and FUW senior policy officer Hazel Wright - this year's nominations were of an "extremely high standard with several worthy of winning the award".
Mr Huws, of Rhoslyn, Bodedern, was singled out because his "energy, enthusiasm and passion for the dairy industry" knows no bounds. Indeed, it has been stated that if you pricked his finger, milk would flow out.
Some of the roles carried out by Mr Huws on behalf of the Welsh dairy industry over a number of years include:
• Representing the FUW on the national Dairy UK farmers forum.
• Chairing the FUW milk and dairy produce committee from 2004 until 2011.
• Key instigator in ensuring FUW is represented within the on-going development of the national Producer Organisation initiative to strengthen the position of the milk producer along the supply chain.
• Representing Welsh dairy issues nationally and internationally including the recent face-to-face discussions FUW has had with milk processors and representation in Brussels.
Last June Mr Huws was awarded the 2011/2012 FUW internal award for services to the union and the agricultural industry in Wales.
The FUW/HSBC award was due to be officially presented to him today (Tuesday October 16) in the main ring of the Welsh Dairy Show by deputy agriculture minister Alun Davies.
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