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  • Visitors to the British Pig & Poultry Fair will have a chance to find out whether farming is better off in or out of the EU in a topical Brexit debate, on May 11.

  • Sowing Spring barley at Bigton Farm, Shetland.

  • THERE WAS mounting criticism of the Crofting Commission this week, in the wake of its controversial decision to demand that an entire village grazing committee step down from office after they were judged to have failed to meet an official demand for five years' worth of audited accounts.

  • A FLAWED trade deal with South American countries could pose serious dangers to Scotland's iconic beef industry, NFU Scotland warned this week.

  • Five new lambs from a Cheviot ewe at Tullochallum, Dufftown.

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  • 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.

  • THERE was a double celebration for the North Region as the National weekend drew to a close on Sunday, when two teams from the region went on to secure first and second place at the senior speechmaking final.

  • THE audience was certainly entertained as the first of the competitions got underway at the Eight Elgin Hotel, on the Friday evening, when seven clubs battled it out at the one-off 'YF got talent'.



  • 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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