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  • SCOTLAND'S smaller beef producers, including crofters and new entrants, have been disappointed by a European Union ruling against 'front-loading' payments made under the new Beef Calf Scheme.

  • NIGEL MILLER will soon step down from the presidency of the National Farmers Union Scotland - and this week saw the starter's gun fired for the union's first seriously contested election in several years.

  • FARMER-OWNED daity co-operative First Milk has announcedd that, with effect from December 1, the price paid to farmers supplying its liquid pool will be cut by 1.4 pence per litre, while suppliers to its manufacturing pool will drop by 1.8 pence per litre.

  • A NEW and flexible structure - policed by a watchdog with teeth - has to be introduced in order to bring peace and stability to Scotland's farm tenancy sector.

  • SCOTLAND IS to make a legal bid to be given "proper protection" against being removed from the European Union against the will of its voters.

YFC News

YFC News

  • MEMBERS of the North Region flocked to Inverness last weekend for a competitions weekend which included curling, 10-pin bowling and the brains of the north quiz final as well as the annual Big Night out dance.

  • THERE were seven teams forward at the East Region prime lamb dressing competition held at United Auctions' Stirling centre over the weekend.

  • THERE was a strong entry of 15 forward at last weekend's West Region Mr and Miss Young Farmer competition which was judged by Carol-Anne Warnock, Elspeth Dale and John Dale.

  • THE West Region's five-a-side football competition once again attracted a large entry of 11 teams which battled it out to compete for the top five spots to qualify for the National final.

  • APPLICATIONS are still open for SAYFC members aged between 16 and 17 who are willing to attend next year's Nordic 4H camp in Finland.

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