Throughout the month of February, the social media campaign ‘#Februdairy’ is celebrating the dairy industry and encouraging people to support local farmers.
Janet Finch-Saunders MS – the Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs – has urged residents across Wales to continue to buy local and use the celebratory month to sample some unique Welsh delicacies, saying: “It’s been a tremendously difficult 12 months for our dairy farmers, with the unprecedented pressures of the pandemic and the number of producers in Wales continuing its downward decline.
“The #Februdairy campaign is a fantastic initiative which backs our rural communities. The role of Welsh dairy farms as contractors and rural job providers is too important to ignore. After their hard work to keep us fed throughout the pandemic, it is only right that we begin to give back.
“Encouraging more people to buy dairy produce can have a positive impact on our collective health, especially due to the presence of nutrients such as calcium, potassium, and vitamin D. This is why I am encouraging everyone to get involved and sample their local dairy delicacies.
“In my own constituency of Aberconwy, we are blessed to have access to some truly delicious and fine local dairy produce, including Llaeth y Llan yogurts and cheeses from South Caernarfon Creameries and the Snowdonia Cheese Company. So, I encourage you all to make a special effort to try these delicious foods, and support the industry this month.”
Lead image: Janet Finch-Saunders MS in the milking parlour at Berth Ddu Farm taken prior to the COVID pandemic.