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Farmer killed in silage pit fall

WELL RESPECTED Moffat farmer William Davidson has died after falling 15 feet from a silage pit on his farm.

Willie Davidson
Willie Davidson

Emergency services attended Poldean Farm on Saturday around 2.30pm. Dumfries and Galloway constabulary have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Mr Davidson, 62, farmed Salers cattle and Lleyn sheep with his with Jennifer, and their son Alisdair, who farmed nearby at Cogries.

The Davidsons farmed 2000 acres, and had a herd of 300 Salers suckler cows, 500 Lleyn ewes and 150 ewe hoggs. Their Salers achieved success at the Royal Highland Show, and took breed champion in 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

Outwith the farm Mr Davidson was involed with the Scottish Assiciation of Young Farmers Clubs and was a national vite-presedent of the organisation.

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