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Rising sheep thefts, Net zero carbon dairy, Next generation farming

Ten thousand sheep were stolen in 2018 with only one arrest. Farmers want thieves to be brought to justice.

Ten thousand sheep were stolen in 2018 with only one arrest, and farmers want thieves to be brought to justice. An investigation by BBC Inside Out South found that sheep rustling is a growing business.
Today thousands of dairy farmers will pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050. The promise is being made by Arla, the global farmer owned co-operative which has more than two thousand farmers in the UK. It says it underlines its commitment to making dairy farming sustainable.
All this week we are focusing on the next generation of farmers. Our reporter Mariclare Carey-Jones has been to the Powys Careers Fair at the Royal Welsh Showground, where NFU Cymru’s Next Generation group have been telling school pupils what they can expect from a career in agriculture.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Beatrice Fenton.

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