FARMING has a great story to tell and must positively embrace the future.

That was the key message at the recent Farmers’ Union of Wales Meirionnydd county annual general meeting.

The well-attended event was held at Neuadd y Parc, Y Parc, near Bala on Friday, January 31.

It focused on the topic of ‘Red Meat – the next 20 years’ and after an update on county activity over the last year, delegates heard from Dewi Williams, Cig Eryri abattoir in Ffestiniog; Gwyn Howells - Hybu Cig

Cymru; Wyn Williams - Dunbia and Rhys Davies, of Farmers Marts.

FUW Meirionnydd county executive officer Huw Jones said: “I would like to thank the panel speakers for their excellent contributions.

"It was a most interesting evening and the timing of the event certainly made it a historic occasion for us here in the county.

“Talking about the future of our industry on the night we were leaving the EU after 47 years of membership certainly made for good conversation and thought stimulating discussions.

“The main message we can all take away from the evening is that the agricultural industry in Wales had a good story to tell and that we must look forward to the future confidently and positively in view of the inevitable changes and challenges facing the industry.”