Jones Bros supports sustainable livestock farming conference11th Jun 2024

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK is reaffirming its commitment to a net zero world by sponsoring sustainable livestock farming conference Da Byw 2024.

The Ruthin-headquartered firm is supporting the agricultural event that has a three-pronged mantra of people, planet, profit.

Those three Ps form the central discussions at Da Byw, which runs between 14-15 June at Coed Coch, Dolwen, Conwy, as a spotlight is shone on farming and how it can be part of the solution to many of the current environmental challenges.

The aims are to:

  • Help Welsh livestock farmers move towards sustainable, low input farming practices, and reduce dependence on bought-in feed and fertilisers etc.
  • Shed more light on how to build soil health and encourage the practice of holistic grazing.
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of our food, capture carbon, and work towards zero emissions.
  • Reverse the trend of struggling rural communities. To encourage the rebirth of family farms.
  • Give the policymakers the confidence to help Welsh farmers to achieve all of the above.

Jones Bros chairman Huw Jones MBE is thrilled to be backing the event, saying: “Sustainability and protecting the environment is always at the forefront of each and every scheme we undertake.

“With that in mind, Da Byw’s passion and commitment to the topic is clear to see, and it aligns with our work in the renewables sector.

“Farmers need confidence that sustainable methods will work, and this event is the ideal platform to help show the positive impact certain techniques can have.”

Jones Bros has a track record of delivering wind farm projects, including Dogger Bank – the world’s largest offshore wind farm – and 49-turbine North Kyle, whilst it also constructed the substation for tidal energy scheme Morlais.

Organiser of the conference Davina Fetherstonhaugh said: “It is magnificent to receive backing to stage the third in-person Da Byw and continue discussing regenerative farming.

“There is a hugely impressive panel of speakers and an opportunity for farmers to discuss exactly what they need to be sustainable.

“The event, which wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic sponsors, is focused on changing hearts and minds as we look to achieve the Welsh Government’s 2050 net zero goal.”

To book tickets to Da Byw 2024, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/da-byw-live-stock-environmental-and-economic-sustainability-of-farming-tickets-552439821377

Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros owns one of the largest plant fleets in the UK and employs approximately 500 people.

The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highwaysflood and marine defencewaste management and renewable energy around the UK.

The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced nearly 40 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.