CAITHNESS FARMER Ian Sinclair, of Clyth Mains, by Lybster, has appealed for information following the theft of 18 very young calves stolen from his farm sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
HOPES OF a CAP reform deal by the end of June were reportedly hanging in the balance this week, with a 'huge gulf' remaining between Europe's farm ministers and the European Commission on a number of issues, writes Douglas MacSkimming.
NEXT FRIDAY the main sale ring at Craig Wilson Auction Mart, Newton Stewart, will be buzzing with the hum of clipping machines, lively music and ten lassies getting to work – shearing sheep in an eight hour charity marathon.
Laura Templeton of Mauchline YFC has been chosen as this year's Ayrshire Association of Young Farmers Clubs Rally Queen, with Vicky Scott, of Kilmaurs YFC in second, and Jillian Wilson of Ayr YFC in third.
THE BRITISH Charolais Cattle Society has launched Charolais Youth – a new club open to those aged between eight and 26 years who are either already involved with the breed or would like to find out more.
CROSSROADS YFC's hilarious on-stage take of a farmer's plight during last summer's horrendous forage-making season proved to be the outstanding entry at last weekend's West Area Talent Spot contest in a packed Clyde Auditorium, in Glasgow.
AT THE end of March, Scotland and indeed the world lost one of the most famous and dedicated sons of Kintyre whose enthusiasm, dedication and legacy to cattle breeding will benefit both the UK and Africa for years to come.