Members of the Oswestry and Borders National Farmers Union Cymru branch were able to get an almost instant reaction to details of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

A group of 25 members headed to the Builth Wells Winter Fair this week and decided to hold its Annual General Meeting.

Special guest Aled Jones, from NFU Cymru, was with Mrs May at the meeting as she tours the United Kingdom drumming up support for her deal.

Branch member Malcolm Roberts said that Mr Jones reported back that the general feeling towards the deal is that it will provide farmers in Oswestry and beyond, who rely on exports to Europe, breathing space for two years.

"We had the Oswestry branch AGM at Builth – our branch headed down to the fair and then decided to have the AGM there," he said

"Aled, from NFU Cymru, attended our meeting – he was booked to do so anyway – but he had been in the meeting with the prime minister earlier that morning.

"He was then able to relay what she said about her deal to our Oswestry and Border members.

"We have 137 Welsh members and 173 English members – their lands are next to each other. This deal impacts on us all.

"There were 25 of us there for the AGM, with people travelling specifically for the meeting or to go to the fair.

"The overall opinion is that it gives us time to transition and the chance to find further deals for us to trade.

"From our point of view, if and when we come out of the European Union in March 2019, having no deal would be catastrophic.

"For example, as part of the EU, it is free for live export of animals but under World Trade Organisation tariffs, which would come from a 'no-deal' it would be like putting a 50 per cent tax on our goods or reducing their value by 50 per cent.

"The deal will give us a fair amount of access to the European market until 2020 and gives us time to make deals all around the world."

Mrs May toured both Northern Ireland and Wales in order to sell her deal, which has come under criticism from both sides of the political divide.

Representatives from NFU Cymru heard her speak at the Winter Fair last Tuesday.

She also found time to hit back at US President Donald Trump, who claimed the deal would be a good one for the EU but would hinder a potential US-UK deal in the future, which Mrs May refuted.