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  • ORGANISERS ARE sorry to announce that Craigie Show, scheduled for this Saturday, August 8, 2015, has had to be cancelled due to poor showground conditions.

  • NEW RULES limiting the purchase and use of professional rodenticide bait to control rats and mice will come into force next year - but farmers will be able to use their farm assurance scheme membership as proof of competence until at least the end of 2017.

  • THOUSANDS OF visitors are expected to attend this year's International Sheep Dog Trials, which will be held in Dumfries and Galloway.

  • RURAL CRIME cost Scotland £1.8 million in 2014, down from £1.9 million in 2013.

  • SINCE EUROPE formally ended its milk quota system, Ireland has gone all out to increase production, far surpassing the gains achieved in other member states.

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.

Obituary

Obituary

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