FARMERS have been protesting along roads throughout North Wales today (March 5).

'Go-slow' demonstrations have been held on the A494 and the A55 as farmers continue to protest against the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS) and the management of bovine TB.

Tractors made their way along north Wales' roads, causing tailbacks.

That followed on from last week’s demonstration down in Cardiff where thousands of farmers turned out.

Last month, around 20 tractors and 15 pick-up trucks parked up outside Rural Affairs minister Lesley Griffiths' office.

The Welsh Government scheme farmers are protesting against is currently taking place, and if it's given the go-ahead it will come into effect next year.

It aims to reward farmers for sustainable food production and climate-friendly practices, with farmers set to be eligible for the new payments only if 10 per cent of their land is planted with trees and 10 per cent is managed as wildlife habitat.

But farmers worry that the scheme is unworkable, and that food production in Wales will be greatly reduced.

Farmers have been carrying out protests in their tractors along parts of north Wales like Queensferry today.

Banners attached to the vehicles read out phrases like 'No farmers, no food' as farmers attempt to get their message across.

Residents took to A55 Facebook groups to voice their frustrations amid being sat in the tailbacks along the dual carriageways.

But, Farmers’ Union of Wales officials and staff continue to encourage and support members and rural businesses to respond to the current Welsh Government consultation on the Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS).

The consultation closes on Thursday (March 7).