Country Focus

Country Focus

Rachael Garside presents the rural news magazine for those who live and work in the Welsh countryside. Broadcast on BBC Radio Wales Sunday at 0700, repeated Monday at 0530

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Recent episodes (4)

  • Wake up and smell the Coffee

    Sun, 14 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Harsh criticism for the Government's agri-environment scheme Glastir. Coming together to tackle the latest crime wave in rural Wales. The roaring success of one of our most famous farm attractions. And freshly brewed award-winning coffee from Coaltown.

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  • The Young Farmer at Llyndy Isaf

    Sun, 7 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    The advert asked for a young enthusiastic person who wanted to broaden their experience of agriculture. On offer the chance to run a 600 acre upland farm in the heart of Snowdonia, for a year. Rachael Garside meets the first Llyndy Isaf scholar, Caryl Hughes as she gets to grips with lambing time. (This programme was originally broadcast in April 2014)

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  • Breeding Birds of Prey

    Sun, 31 Aug 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    The ancient and noble art of Falconry - or the Sport of Kings - is at the heart of a centre dedicated to breeding and conservation of raptors based on a livestock farm in Carmarthenshire. The International Wildlife Consultants business founded by Dr Nick Fox, who earlier this year was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours List for his work. It's breeding time at the farm so there are a number of new and hungry chicks and decidedly broody adult falcons. Dr Fox guides Rachael Garside around and shares his interest in these beautiful birds and his passion for conservation.

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  • Aberystwyth Farmers Market

    Sun, 24 Aug 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Back in 2000 Aberystwyth Farmers' Market began trading in the town and fourteen years on it is a thriving market with 30 producers selling their produce to the local community every other Saturday. It has now been voted as the Best Food Market in the UK in BBC Radio 4's Food and Farming awards. Rachael Garside drops in for a bit of shopping to find out what makes a good Farmer's Market. (originally broadcast in May 2014)

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