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  • A NEW agri-industry keynote address is to be held in 2018, under the auspices of the Nuffield trust.

  • FIGURES from Germany’s milk fields suggest that producers there are spending 44.94 euro-cents to make every litre that they are then selling for a farm-gate price of just 28.66 euro-cents.

  • WHILE there may be no joy on the milk price front for First Milk members, they can take some comfort that 12 months into the co-op's turnaround campaign, it is at least back in the black.

  • IN A bid to cut down on imports of dairy cattle into Russia, an agricultural company has become the first in the country to produce embryo transplant Holstein dairy heifers. 

  • The National Association of British and Irish Millers (nabim) and AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds have recently launched their newly designed and upgraded website, offering UK teachers free access to the very latest, national curriculum linked, lesson plans and resources exploring farming, food and healthy eating.

YFC News

YFC News

  • 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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