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  • FIRST MILK has announced that from September 1, 2015, the milk price will reduce by 0.2ppl for its balancing milk pools and by 0.3ppl for its manufacturing milk pools.

  • WHILE harvest is still to really get going in Scotland, news from further south is of record yields and big tonnages for winter wheat and winter oilseed rape.

  • A RARE opportunity has opened up on Islay, where a 15-year limited duration tenancy on a productive mixed unit has been put up for tender.

  • FARM EDUCATION charity the Royal Highland Education Trust has been given a £500 donation by the Suffolk Sheep Society.

  • SAAVA, THE membership organisation for professional advisors to farmers, landowners and rural businesses, has made a 12-page submission focusing on the agricultural holdings provisions of the Land Reform Bill.

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.

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