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News

  • LOVE SCOTCH Lamb Weekend is back with a number of events taking place across the country this weekend.

  • INNOVATION AND technology - including genetic modification - are key to a profitable future for barley, Scotland's biggest crop.

  • NHS HIGHLAND is wanting more farmers to sign up to its 'social farming' programme, and provide a therapeutic environment for those suffering from mental ill-health, adults and children with learning disabilities and people living with autism.

  • Sir, - Many times it has been reported in The SF the dismal weather the islands and in the West of Scotland have suffered, and how poor the crop we are going to harvest this year is to feed our livestock.

  • FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon and CabSec Richard Lochhead donned their wellies on Wednesday to visit Hamish Dykes' sheep farm at South Slipperfield, West Linton, and hear straight from farmers' mouths about the crisis gripping the industry.

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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