Dairy award recognition for Pembrokeshire organic pioneer

Dai Miles receives the award for Excellent Contribution to the Dairy Business in Wales from Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths while FUW president Glyn Roberts seems on
Effectively-known Pembrokeshire dairy farmer, Dai Miles, who farms simply outdoors of Haverfordwest has been chosen because the winner of the 2021 Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) award for the one that has made an excellent contribution to the Welsh dairy business.
Presenting the award on the Royal Welsh Winter Truthful, FUW president Glyn Roberts stated: “Dai Miles can solely be described as a stalwart of our dairy business. His ardour, dedication and enthusiasm for all issues dairy is inspiring.
“Not solely does he do an excellent job as a dairy farmer, taking care of the livestock, land and producing sustainable nutritious meals, he was additionally instrumental in securing a long-term marketplace for natural milk from Wales by supporting natural processing wants in Wales. The award couldn’t go to a worthier winner.”
Dai Miles grew up in Felin Fach close to Lampeter and attended Aberaeron Complete faculty. Not from a farming household, Dai began his farming profession by attending the Welsh Agricultural School in Aberystwyth the place he obtained a Nationwide Diploma in Agriculture and accomplished a sandwich yr at Godor Nantgaredig.
After faculty he spent 5 years as a herdsman of 160 cows at Waun Fawr, Glynarthen, Llandysul, after which an additional 5 years at IGER Trawscoed working as a aid herdsman between the 2 dairy herds, Lodge Farm and the natural herd at Ty Gwyn earlier than taking the courageous step to take a tenancy on his personal.
Dai, who’s the FUW’s vice-president for south Wales, can be a previous chairman of the FUW’s milk and dairy produce committee, a previous county chairman of the FUW in Pembrokeshire and vice-chairman of the FUW’s tenants committee.
As well as, Dai has participated in Farming Join’s Agri-Academy Rural Management Programme which has helped him to additional develop his communication abilities to allow him to undertake his roles away from the farm extra successfully.
In addition to working his personal organic dairy farm, in 2000 Dai Miles grew to become one of many 4 founder administrators, and the primary chairman, of Calon Wen natural milk co-operative. The co-operative, which is owned by 25 farming households, helps to safe a long-term marketplace for natural milk from Wales by supporting natural processing wants in Wales.
In 2013 he grew to become managing director of the enterprise and set about creating the model inside the area of interest natural milk market. The corporate now provides its personal model of milk, butter, cheeses and frozen yoghurt to main retailers in Wales and the UK, in addition to a variety of different shops.
Central to Dai’s success is a passionate perception {that a} worthwhile agricultural business is the important thing to sustaining the countryside and rural tradition of Wales for future generations.

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