I’m very aware of the extreme difficulties farmers in Wales are experiencing as a result of the extreme weather we have witnessed over the last week.
Sheep farmers are facing their busiest time of the year with the lambing season, which is not yet over in some parts of Wales. The extreme weather has put an added strain on them.
One of the most pressing issues farmers have told me they are now facing is how to deal with fallen stock.
I asked my Chief Veterinary Officer, Professor Christianne Glossop to look urgently at what the Welsh Government can do to alleviate the burden on farmers. I will say more about our intentions early next week.
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A rather wet and windy evening, with rain in the north and showers elsewhere.