Huge Factory Farms & Lower Food Prices Driving Small Family Farms Out Of Business In South Wales

Some cows are waiting in the yard before going to sleep.
Cardiff, South Wales

 

Documentary Photographer Andrei Nacu is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From his project ‘Small Family Farms In South Wales‘.  To see Andrei’s body of work click on any image.

 

 

 

 

Clean and dry bedding straw keeps the calves warm and healthy.
Cardiff, South Wales

 

There are many reasons for the decline of family farms in the U.K. Small farms can not keep up with the changing economy, it is mostly the large farms and big agriculture businesses that remain because the larger the operation, the cheaper is the production. About 10 small farms shut down not being able to compete, for every new huge factory farm. Furthermore, the supermarket chains, which control the majority of the U.K. food market, only want to deal with big farmers and they are putting an enormous pressure to keep the prices as low as possible, making it very hard for small farmers to survive.

 

 

 

David (age 74) in a moment of relaxation, on the wall is a painting with the first dog they had when they bought this farm, 52 years ago.

 

See also:

Living In A Fairy Tale

By Andrei Nacu


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