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  • FARMERS are being urged to never give out bank details either over the phone or online as fraudulent scams continue to target the farming community.

  • GRASSLAND beef production could be wiped out in Europe if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal with the United States goes ahead in its present form.

  • FORESTRY and timber trade body Confor has published a discussion paper on the key issues raised by the imminent EU ‘in/out’ referendum.

  • EU MEMBER states have been given the option of extending the deadline for CAP aid applications from May 15 to June 15 – but so far none of the UK administrations have shown any interest in taking up that option.

  • AROUND 300 kangaroo shooters in Western Australia face a serious loss of income because a major pet food company has decided to move production over to the east. 

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  • SCOTT Wilson ended his year-long term as National chair of Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs on a high thanks to a continuous increase in membership, the re-establishment of clubs and funding for additional training.

  • LADIES were to the fore at the recent SAYFC North Region agm, when Lynne Macarthur stepped up to take on the role of chairman for the coming year with Kim Taylor elected as vice-chairman.

  • TWO Davids have taken on the top two roles at the head of the East Region following the recent agm at the Young Farmers Centre, Ingliston, where retiring chairman Jane Orr led the formal proceedings.

  • A SELL out crowd applauded some exceptional performances at the SECC Armadillo, Glasgow, last weekend, when members of SAYFC's West Region took to the stage for their Talent Spot final.

  • THERE was strong competition forward for the 'Member of the Year' final, in Elgin, but it was Tom Clark's passion and enthusiasm at club level that secured him the prestigious title.



  • ONE OF Fife's most prominent businessmen, who was also a leading breeder of Aberdeen-Angus cattle, has died at the age of 83.

  • Scotland has lost one of its most knowledgeable grassland experts following the death last month of Marshall Morrison.

  • The death has occurred of Hugh R Neilson, who was secretary of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, then based at 17 Bon-Accord Square, Aberdeen, from 1954 until 1963.

  • Following a short stay in a local hospital, well-known hill farmer and shepherd, Jim Brown, has passed away.

  • With the death of Ian Galloway, Scotland has lost one of its leading businessmen and the Scottish red meat industry one of its most innovative and progressive operators.

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