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  • RURAL SCOTLAND'S poverty gap is getting wider, and while some businesses are visibly doing very well, other farming families are all but "on the breadline" according to Scotland's rural charity, RSABI.

  • ANSWERING CONCERNS over the small number of skilled workers entering Scotland's pig sector, SRUC's Aberdeen campus recently introduced a new module on pig production.

  • MEMBERS OF the Midlands and Eastern Branch Suffolk Breeders travelled to Northern Ireland recently to visit a number of top Suffolk pedigree breeders farms across the province.

  • APPLICATIONS ARE now open for the 2015 Moredun Foundation Scholarship, offering an opportunity for individuals to pursue a short term project to broaden their education in areas relating to livestock health and welfare.

  • THIRTY YEARS on from the introduction of generous grants to help fence crofts in the Western Isles, it is now estimated that a huge amount of replacement work requires to be undertaken - at a time when the grants available are much reduced, and the agricultural department has stopped processing any applications while it awaits the go-ahead from Brussels.

YFC News

YFC News

  • The Ayrshire YFC county rally and calf show, now in its 51st year, had a great turnout of stock and spectators, this year - with Mauchline winning overall.

  • LAURA GUNN and Eilidh Grant of Forss Young Farmers Club have topped this year's Highland Country Cooks competition, which took place last Saturday at Dingwall Academy.

  • ETTRICK and Lauderdale JAC went home with the top prize at the recent SAYFC rugby sevens National final held at Fintry Sports and Recreations Club.

  • MEMBERS of SAYFC's West region turned out in force at Ayr Show, last weekend, to compete in a number of sections to gear them towards the Highland Show next month.

  • Scott takes on leading role

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