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22/09/2013

The rural news magazine for those who live and work in the Welsh countryside. Rachael Garside looks at the mixed picture for organic production in Wales.

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30 minutes

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Mon 23 Sep 2013 05:30

A Rolling Wooden Boulder Gathers No Moss

Europe's biggest Ram sale takes place at the Royal Welsh showground in Builth Wells this Monday we meet the Carmarthenshire farmer taking his pedigree Charolais rams.

We take a look at how the Organic market is doing in Wales - after a few years of falling sales this year the figures are up, but the number of producers in Wales is down. Does it pay to farm organically?

Northern European dark bees are our native honeybees but it is not always easy to get hold of native queens and sometimes beekeepers resort to imports. To redress the situation a queen rearing programme is underway in the Conwy Valley.

The woodland charity that is currently advertising for two young apprentices who will be trained in woodland management skills.

And the curious tale of the Wooden Boulder that was sculpted by David Nash 24 years ago and has been travelling downstream ever since to make a reappearance in the estuary of the Afon Dwyryd.