Farmers from across the Vale of Glamorgan have taken to the road to give local schoolchildren an insight into the agricultural industry.
On Thursday 19th July – NFU Cymru held a “Cows on Tour” event at Roath Park Primary School in Cardiff – where pupils had the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities.
Dairy farmer Abi Reader – of Goldsland Farm in Wenvoe – gave a demonstration of how cows are milked – while there were also opportunities to make burgers and butter.
South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies – who still runs the family farm in St Hilary – attended the event – and said it provided children with the perfect opportunity to become more familiar with the source of their food.
Mr Davies said, “Our country would not function without a thriving agricultural industry – since it is vital to produce the food we need.
“But understandably – it can often be difficult for children to understand where their food comes from.
“This initiative from NFU Cymru is a great idea – giving pupils a hands on experience of everything from milking a cow to making burgers.
“It was a pleasure to join Abi and other farmers from across the Vale in taking part – and it was excellent to see the pupils so enthusiastic.
“I’d like to thank everyone at NFU Cymru for their work in putting the event together – and staff and pupils at Roath Park Primary School for giving me such a warm welcome.”
[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies and Wenvoe-based dairy farmer Abi Reader give pupils of Roath Park Primary School an insight into farming in the Vale]