Wednesday 11th October 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre.
‘Making Wine’. A follow up talk from Tristan, who last year tempted us with his brewing talk and samples.
Tristan titled his presentation ‘Country Wines’ and began by recommending some essential books to read before we started. We were then guided through the ingredients that could be used, equipment we would need, a basic method step by step, pitfalls to avoid, problems we may encounter and how to resolve them. This was followed by a lively question and answer session and then the best bit, the tasting of some very fine samples. It was a very informative evening, once again thank you Tristan.
Wednesday 8th November 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre.
One of our members Tom Bailey of Origin Vets, has kindly agreed to talk about the Management & Health of Backyard Poultry. This is instead of the scheduled talk by Food Centre Wales (Horeb), which has been postponed until January 2018
Tom came armed with a huge amount of useful information to impart to a very pack meeting.
Tom started by reminding us of our duty of care to all our animals by referring to the Animal Welfare Act this is a piece of legislation which aims to ensure that animals are not mistreated by humans, whether through improper care or sheer cruelty. … Its aim was to update the Protection of Animals Act 1911, making the law reflect 21st century practice and the developments in veterinary science. It is based on the five freedoms and the five needs, more details can be found on the following web sites: www.gov.uk/guidance/animal-welfare and www.animaladvocacy.ie/legislation/the-five-freedoms/
He the went on to impart:
- General Information including a couple of useful websites chickenvet.co.uk/ and http://vu.org/courses/00046.html
- Interesting facts about chickens
- Chicken terminology
- Why we keep chickens
- Chickens for eggs
- Chickens for meat
- Common problems
Our thanks to Tom for sharing his wealth of information
Wednesday 13th December 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre.
Christmas social. An evening to chat to friends and have a go at one of Keith’s quizzes. Please bring something for the buffet and you will need to bring your own plate and cutlery. If you wish you may bring your own alcoholic drink.
Entry is £1 per member with a FREE raffle ticket for the superior Christmas draw.
The Christmas get together seemed to go well, as always the communal table was a success, and not too many committee members won raffle prizes!!!!
Further details are available to members in their DSA monthly Newsletter. For non members who would like to find out more please use our Contacts