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Farmers’ Union of Wales in Support of Cowbridge Livestock Market Refurbishment


Farmers’ Union of Wales president Glyn Roberts attended Cowbridge Livestock Market on Tuesday November 24, with members of the Vale Market Community Enterprise Group (VMCE) to display the plans for the livestock market refurbishment and development of the surrounding area to local farmers.

Glyn Roberts took the opportunity to discuss the proposed plans with members of the VMCE, FUW members, local farmers as well as the market auctioneers. The union has long been in support of the mart recognising that the closure of Cowbridge mart would remove a vital lifeline from the town and also make it necessary for farmers to travel far greater distances to sell their stock.

In 2013 the union contributed to a feasibility study in a bid to convince the Vale Council that it was profitable and vital to keep the mart open.