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  • MOVES ARE afoot to end the stigma of dyslexia in the farming community, where it may be both widespread and causing untold problems for farmers faced with ever more official paperwork to complete.

  • NEW ENTRANTS have had an extremely rough ride since the Single Farm Payment reference years were set in 2001/02 - and while the tide has turned slightly under the reformed CAP, it is still 'too little too late' for one brave young farmer who much to his disappointment has decided to disperse his much-loved pedigree and commercial Simmental herd.

  • TWO YEARS ago, beef farmers in North-east Scotland were promised a new processing facility - and the people behind the promise this week insisted that it had not been forgotten.

  • MAJOR CHANGES are on the cards for the SRUC's campus at Craibstone, Aberdeen, including sale of land for housing development.

  • A PROJECT has been launched to provide young people from rural areas with more jobs and employment opportunities as well as improving the skills of those within the local dairy sector.

YFC News

YFC News

  • AN ACTION packed schedule kept everyone busy at the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs' centre during the Royal Highland Show, where the display of handicrafts boxes, photography entries, farm signs and new merchandise ensured the crowds kept rolling in.

  • AS THE crowds made their way from the tug of war finals in the cattle rings to the Young Farmers centre, last Saturday, to wait for the prize giving of competitions held over the weekend, the tension grew to see who would be winning this year's coveted Stockman of the Year title.

  • ALISTER SHAW clipped his way to the top in the Young Farmers shearing held in the MacRobert Pavillion on Friday.

  • IT WAS a case of history repeating itself during the tug of war finals, held on Saturday in the cattle rings, as last year's winners got their hards on the trophies again.

  • LESMAHAGOW SHOW was the host for a trio of SAYFC West Region competitions, including both the gents and ladies tug-of-war eliminations as well as a sheep shearing competition.

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