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  • FOLLOWING lengthy speculation, Borders-based auctioneer John Swan and Sons, which runs both St Boswells mart and Wooler mart, was set to change hands this week.

  • DAIRY CREST has announced a drop in its milk prices for September reporting market pressures 'impossible' to mitigate.

  • THE FUTURE of Campbeltown Creamery looked brighter this week as the first tranche of Scottish Government modernisation cash arrived in First Milk's bank account.

  • TEAM HARVEY enjoyed a cracking few days at the Royal Welsh Show, winning the native exhibitor owned group of three and the reserve overall championships with what judge William Bedell described as three 'sweet' animals.

  • WITH SHEEP farmers either getting angry or getting out, the National Sheep Association this week urged supermarkets to pay attention to the response of UK lamb producers to the unacceptably low prices currently afflicting trade.

YFC News

YFC News

  • LOWER Nithsdale YFC member, Lewis Harkness (above), was on fine form to lead the Young Farmers shearing in the MacRobert Pavilion.

  • SEEING what the organisation can do for you through the opportunities it provides will be the main focus for the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs team at this year's Royal Highland Show.

  • TEAMS from Keith YFC ruled supreme at the North Region tug of war eliminations held at Cornhill Games, last weekend.

  • THERE were 14 teams from the West Region battling it out at Newmilns Show, last weekend, for a spot to pull at the National final at the Royal Highland Show.

  • WET conditions may have hampered technique but 10 teams still put on a good show at the East Region tug of war eliminations held at Central and West Fife Show, last weekend.

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