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News

  • 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.

  • RURAL charity RSABI and The Scottish Dairy Hub are working together to help Scotland’s dairy farmers through the current industry crisis.

  • ONE OF South-west Scotland’s best known farmers has left the majority of his £1.8m fortune to a mixture of charities close to his heart. 

  • DEMANDS for more transparency over who owns Scotland's land will be at the heart of a landowners’ conference next month.

  • Visitors to the British Pig & Poultry Fair will have a chance to find out whether farming is better off in or out of the EU in a topical Brexit debate, on May 11.

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'.

Obituary

Obituary

  • 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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