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  • A FIVE year plan of improvement was this week announced by the LiveScot organisers, stating that the event's governing body would engage with more stakeholders, embrace new knowledge and technology to try to give direction to all of Scotland's farming sectors.

  • TWO WEEKS from today, farmer Jon Birchall, who is terminally ill with kidney cancer, will start a 5000 mile motorbike journey around the coast of mainland Britain to raise money for the kidney cancer charity, the James Whale Fund.

  • SCOTTISH TRANSPORT minister Derek Mackay met with dairy farmers on Bute this week to discuss subsidised ferry transport for milk tankers as a way of assisting beleaguered milk farmers on Bute and Gigha.

  • MILK SUPPLY contracts should be designed to develop long-term relationships between farmers and processors - and not be undermined by "speculative market manoeuvring" by processors making "opportunistic" purchases of milk on the spot market.

  • A NEW competition aimed at Scotland's sheep farming sector opened for entries this week.

YFC News

YFC News

  • 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

  • PERTHSHIRE District was victorious at the SAYFC East Big Night Out held at the Young Farmers centre at Ingliston, last weekend.

  • A NEW committee was formed at the recent SAYFC North Region agm, held at Dingwall Mart, where Ruari Box was elected as chairman for the coming year.

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