Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
CHANCELLOR GEORGE Osborne has announced a 15% cut to Defra's day-to-day budget in this week's Autumn Statement.
EU FARM commissioner Phil Hogan is "incompetent" and should be removed from office for his bodged handling of the dairy price crisis, according to the European Milk Board.
AN IRISH dairy co-op recently formed via a merger has announced a £30million investment in its County Tyrone plant.
THE INTRODUCTION of a minimum price for all farm produce price is being called for by the Northern Ireland branch of Farmers For Action.
Inverurie butcher Lisa Finnigan has scooped one of the industry's most prestigious awards by being named UK Young Butcher of the Year.
MEMBERS of the North Region turned out in force in Elgin for the recent 'Big Night Out', which featured a 10-pin bowling competition and the Brains of the North quiz final.
MORE than 400 people attended the recent SAYFC West Region Mr and Miss competition and dance held at Forth Leisure Centre, Lanark.
OVER the past year, health and safety talks have benefitted SAYFC members up and down the country as they heard about managing risks and how to reduce them.
A GROUP of SAYFC members is not long home from a domestic Agri and Rural Affairs study trip to Cork, Ireland, where they attended the Macra Na Feirme (Irish Young Farmers) agri conference from Friday, October 23 and Sunday, October 25.
THE SCOTTISH Association of Young Farmers' Clubs saw all three of its regions represented at the national hockey final, held at Stirling University sports grounds, last weekend.
HAMISH SHIACH, former head of the engineering division of the old North of Scotland College of Agriculture and a past president of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, has died at the age of 90.
JOCK Allan, who passed away recently at the age of 92, was a noted pedigree dairy cattle and sheep breeder, but was also a well-known character in the true sense of the word.
ONE OF the leading figures in the post-war wholesale meat trade, Robin Young, has died at the age of 94.
SCOTS SHEEPDOG trialling giant, Raymond Macpherson, has died at the age of 82.
AT A recent lamb sale in Stornoway, a minute's silence was held to mark the passing of Charles "Charlie Barley" MacLeod, who died suddenly aged 67.