FUW award for Anglesey dairy farming stalwart
Prick his finger and milk will flow out, was how Anglesey dairy farmer Eifion Huws was described when nominated for the Farmers' Union of Wales annual internal award recognising services to the union and the agricultural industry in Wales.
Mr Huws runs a 140-head pedigree Ayrshire herd at Penrhos, Bodedern and was presented with his award during the FUW's annual general meeting in Aberystwyth today (Friday June 22).
The dairy herd has an outstanding production and show record and Mr Huws is a long established and highly respected Ayrshire cattle judge.
He has been an active member of the FUW’s central finance and organisation committee for the past six years and has also been chairman of the union’s milk and dairy produce committee.
He travels the length and breadth of the country, and to Europe, representing the dairy industry in the hope of acquiring better conditions and prices for farmers.
Over the years, he has become well known in the media for his outspoken views on matters concerning the dairy industry and, recently, on the collapse of Dairy Farmers of Britain, of which he was a member.
His other interests include the local YFC at Bodedern of which he has held most posts including president and club leader.
He is particularly concerned about the future of Wales’ young people and their struggle to obtain employment, housing, and capital to farm in their local areas and practices what he preaches by encouraging his son Iwan, a partner in the family business, to stay at home to farm.
Eifion has represented his local branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales for many years and has been chairman of the Ynys Môn committee of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution for the past 11 years.
“His wealth of knowledge within the industry is second to none and his renowned ability to support his fellow farmers is priceless," said Dei Davies, current chairman of FUW's milk and dairy produce committee.
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