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  • FARMERS now have an extra two weeks –until June 15, 2016 – to apply for a share of up to £45 million support for the beef sector.

  • SHEEP FARMERS from throughout Scotland and the North of England will get a first chance to see Scotland's new farming minister, Fergus Ewing, at next week's NSA Scotsheep, which is being hosted by the Campbell family of Glenrath Farms, at Blythbank, West Linton.

  • NOW that First milk’s turnaround plan appears to be on track, the co-op’s number one priority must be to offer its members a better deal on the price front.

  • FORFAR mart is very much open for business, despite rumours that it is on the verge of closure.

  • AN SRUC research scientist has won a prestigious award from the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) in recognition for a landmark paper presented at the society’s annual conference.

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  • FIVE teams put their culinary skills to the test at the recent SAYFC Highland Region country cook competition, held at Fortrose Academy, where only two points separated the top two teams.

  • MORE than 250 members turned out for a night of fun and games at the East Region 'Big Night Out' at the Young Farmers Centre at Ingliston last weekend,

  • SCOTT Wilson ended his year-long term as National chair of Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs on a high thanks to a continuous increase in membership, the re-establishment of clubs and funding for additional training.

  • LADIES were to the fore at the recent SAYFC North Region agm, when Lynne Macarthur stepped up to take on the role of chairman for the coming year with Kim Taylor elected as vice-chairman.

  • 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.



  • 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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