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  • PROFESSOR Wayne Powell has been appointed as the new principal and chief executive of the SRUC.

  • DISGRUNTLED beef farmers have spoken out about failings they believe lie within the Beef Efficiency Scheme.

  • OFTEN when you think of new entrant farmers, you automatically picture younger people in the farming industry trying to get a "foot in the door" - but as farmer Drew Coulter is proving, it isn't just those in their 20s and 30s that can struggle with the constraints of the new entrant scheme.

  • Turnip beds being formed in one pass.

  • THIS past week saw the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the windblown fall-out of which affected nearly 10,000 sheep farmers across the UK.

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  • TWO Davids have taken on the top two roles at the head of the East Region following the recent agm at the Young Farmers Centre, Ingliston, where retiring chairman Jane Orr led the formal proceedings.

  • A SELL out crowd applauded some exceptional performances at the SECC Armadillo, Glasgow, last weekend, when members of SAYFC's West Region took to the stage for their Talent Spot final.

  • THERE was strong competition forward for the 'Member of the Year' final, in Elgin, but it was Tom Clark's passion and enthusiasm at club level that secured him the prestigious title.

  • THERE was a double celebration for the North Region as the National weekend drew to a close on Sunday, when two teams from the region went on to secure first and second place at the senior speechmaking final.

  • THE audience was certainly entertained as the first of the competitions got underway at the Eight Elgin Hotel, on the Friday evening, when seven clubs battled it out at the one-off 'YF got talent'.



  • ONE OF Fife's most prominent businessmen, who was also a leading breeder of Aberdeen-Angus cattle, has died at the age of 83.

  • Scotland has lost one of its most knowledgeable grassland experts following the death last month of Marshall Morrison.

  • The death has occurred of Hugh R Neilson, who was secretary of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, then based at 17 Bon-Accord Square, Aberdeen, from 1954 until 1963.

  • Following a short stay in a local hospital, well-known hill farmer and shepherd, Jim Brown, has passed away.

  • With the death of Ian Galloway, Scotland has lost one of its leading businessmen and the Scottish red meat industry one of its most innovative and progressive operators.

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