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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘Our family has been struck by cancer more than once’ – ag contractors

An agricultural contracting firm in St Clears Carmarthenshire has found a novel way of raising funds for Cancer Research.

Davies Bros Danrheol is a family agricultural business run by Lyn and Huw Davies, have invested in a pink silage trailer as part of their fundraising efforts.

In a note on their fundraising page, they explained the reason behind the new addition to their fleet:

“Our family has been struck by cancer more than once, and the heartbreak and sadness that it brings makes us determined to help those who are affected by the horrible disease.”

“Huw’s wife, Jane, unfortunately, had the news last year that her cancer had returned. Her strength through treatment and her determination through life has amazed not only our family but also the people in our community.”

“We have chosen to raise money for Cancer Research Wales as it covers and helps people suffering from every different type of cancers.”

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“Everyone has been affected by cancer in many different ways, be it yourself, a member of family or friend.”

“By raising money for this fantastic charity, it helps families receive better treatment, early diagnosis, and they give families affected by cancer hope.”

“A donation, no matter how big or small, will mean helping those who are affected by or have in the past been affected by cancer.”

“Thank you to everyone who has already donated. Also, thank you to the people in our community who have shown kindness, support, friendship and help to our family in the last few months. It is all thanks to you; we are strong as a family,” they concluded.

You can support here.

Farmer and contractor win case taken by NPWS over hedge-cutting

In other news, a court has ruled in favour of an agricultural contractor and farmer client in a case taken against them by the NPWS (National Parks and Wildlife Service).

According to the Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland, the NPWS “were attempting to prosecute them [farmer client and agricultural contractor – an FCI member] for removing a hedge to allow for farm fencing in the out-of-season period”.

“The judge ruled that the work was considered to be ‘in the ordinary course of agriculture’ as in Section 40 of the Wildlife Act & they won their case.”

“A good result for all hedge-cutting contractors but NOT to be considered as ‘open season’ to cut hedges. FCI was happy to have provided support & advice,” the spokesperson concluded.

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