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  • THE CAMPAIGN for a rural No vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum this week responded like-for-like to last week's Yes campaign endorsement by four former presidents of the National Farmers Union Scotland.

  • FIRST MILK has suffered a double whammy this month, losing a high profile producer to Muller-Wiseman and having two of its innovative new added-value products lose their supermarket listings.

  • A MOVE to beef up Scotland's beef sector was launched this week, with a 23-point action plan drawn up by an industry expert group led by Quality Meat Scotland chairman Jim McLaren.

  • THE RELATIONSHIP between the Bute Estate Trust and the island's farmers is on a sound footing, according to new estate factor Bob Baines.

  • SCOTLAND'S PEDIGREE beef cattle breeders will have to up their game by adopting the latest genetic technology to ensure quality Scotch beef remains competitive in the market place, NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller has warned.

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  • PETER MATHESON purchased a vintage Massey Fergusson, named it ' Annie' and has now taken on the challenge of driving it from John O Groats to Lands End down to Dover, then across to Scandinavia up to Nordkapp to witness the Aurora Borealis.

  • AN ACTION packed schedule kept everyone busy at the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs' centre during the Royal Highland Show, where the display of handicrafts boxes, photography entries, farm signs and new merchandise ensured the crowds kept rolling in.

  • AS THE crowds made their way from the tug of war finals in the cattle rings to the Young Farmers centre, last Saturday, to wait for the prize giving of competitions held over the weekend, the tension grew to see who would be winning this year's coveted Stockman of the Year title.

  • ALISTER SHAW clipped his way to the top in the Young Farmers shearing held in the MacRobert Pavillion on Friday.

  • IT WAS a case of history repeating itself during the tug of war finals, held on Saturday in the cattle rings, as last year's winners got their hards on the trophies again.

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