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  • THERE IS no reason why Scotland's dairy sector can't grow bigger - but only if producers become more responsible in relation to market demand.

  • CAMPAIGNING charities should not be given more power to police wildlife crime as a political knee-jerk reaction to as yet unsolved raptor poisoning incidents, Scotland's gamekeepers have warned.

  • THE MOREDUN Foundation, the governing body of Moredun Research Institute, has awarded an honorary fellowship to farmer and former rugby international John Jeffrey.

  • A NEW 'Landowners' Charter' setting out a commitment to the principles and responsibilities of modern landownership was launched this week by landowners body Scottish Land and Estates.

  • PEOPLE DUE to renew their shotgun or firearm certificate in 2015 should make sure they get their application in with plenty of time to spare, according to experts at the UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

YFC News

YFC News

  • A SUPERB turnout of teams from the SAYFC's West Region enjoyed a night full of fun and games at the recent Big Night Out at Forth Leisure Centre.

  • AN EXCELLENT turnout of 11 teams were forward for the West Region's mixed hockey tournament at Cambusdoon Sports Ground.

  • PETER MATHESON purchased a vintage Massey Fergusson, named it ' Annie' and has now taken on the challenge of driving it from John O Groats to Lands End down to Dover, then across to Scandinavia up to Nordkapp to witness the Aurora Borealis.

  • 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.

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