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  • A DAIRY farmer from Kilmaurs, East Ayrshire, has lost around £100,000 worth of produce, equipment and buildings after a fire started in a shed filled with straw.

  • A RESURGENCE in 'hutting' on rural land on the outskirts of cities could be on the way, thanks to planning policy changes.

  • FARMS HAVE been targeted by thieves in a spate of raids on overhead electricity cables, apparently cut down to be sold as scrap.

  • SCOTLAND'S sheep farmers have been told it is time to double-tag the 'historic' sheep flock or face lower prices as their saleability drops away at the turn of the year.

  • SAC'S SUCCESSOR education and research organisation, the SRUC, was this week accused of selling Scottish farming students short.

YFC News

YFC News

  • AN ACTION packed schedule kept everyone busy at the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs' centre during the Royal Highland Show, where the display of handicrafts boxes, photography entries, farm signs and new merchandise ensured the crowds kept rolling in.

  • AS THE crowds made their way from the tug of war finals in the cattle rings to the Young Farmers centre, last Saturday, to wait for the prize giving of competitions held over the weekend, the tension grew to see who would be winning this year's coveted Stockman of the Year title.

  • ALISTER SHAW clipped his way to the top in the Young Farmers shearing held in the MacRobert Pavillion on Friday.

  • IT WAS a case of history repeating itself during the tug of war finals, held on Saturday in the cattle rings, as last year's winners got their hards on the trophies again.

  • LESMAHAGOW SHOW was the host for a trio of SAYFC West Region competitions, including both the gents and ladies tug-of-war eliminations as well as a sheep shearing competition.

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