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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  • The Family Farm

    Sun, 27 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    It's the end of the Royal Welsh Show but the job of farming continues across Wales. This year the United Nations named 2014 the International Year of the Family Farm celebrating it's contribution to the global economy. But in an age of super farms and commercialisation what future for the family farm here in Wales? Rachael Garside visits Whitewall farm near Presteigne in Radnorshire - home to the Rogers family to find out what daily life entails for them.

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  • Live at the Royal Welsh Show

    Sun, 20 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    The Country Focus team - Rachael Garside and Iolo ap Dafydd - take to the livestock sheds to take stock of this year's show. It's a lively Sunday morning as the showground slowly awakens

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  • Tackling Alien Species

    Sun, 13 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    Asian Shore Crabs, Killer Shrimps, Floating Pennywort - they may have exotic names but it costs the Welsh economy and estimated seven billion pounds to deal with non-native invasive or "alien" species and we need to rid ourselves of the invaders! That was the findings of the Assembly's Environment and Sustainability Committee earlier this year which further stated plants and animals introduced to Wales are having devastating impacts on our native wildlife. Rachael Garside journeys along River Dee where they're waging war against the invaders of the riverbanks.

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  • Putting on a Good Show

    Sun, 6 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Behind the scenes of Europe's largest Agricultural event - the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd

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