ATTEMPTS TO retrieve red meat levy paid out on Scottish-reared livestock slaughtered south of the border have been blocked by English ministers, prompting an angry outburst from their Scottish counterpart Richard Lochhead.
AN EMERGENCY scheme to bolster the supply of livestock fodder in Northern Ireland had an immediate impact after its introduction last weekend – so much so that the Province administration has already dropped part of the incentive to importers.
FARMERS' SONS Tom Baird, Finlay Hay and Duncan Clow have been working at the grape harvest in Western Australia, putting them in the ideal spot to follow the Rugby Lions anniversary tour there next month.
Laura Templeton of Mauchline YFC has been chosen as this year's Ayrshire Association of Young Farmers Clubs Rally Queen, with Vicky Scott, of Kilmaurs YFC in second, and Jillian Wilson of Ayr YFC in third.
THE BRITISH Charolais Cattle Society has launched Charolais Youth – a new club open to those aged between eight and 26 years who are either already involved with the breed or would like to find out more.
CROSSROADS YFC's hilarious on-stage take of a farmer's plight during last summer's horrendous forage-making season proved to be the outstanding entry at last weekend's West Area Talent Spot contest in a packed Clyde Auditorium, in Glasgow.
AT THE end of March, Scotland and indeed the world lost one of the most famous and dedicated sons of Kintyre whose enthusiasm, dedication and legacy to cattle breeding will benefit both the UK and Africa for years to come.