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  • SCOTTISH PRIME sheep and cattle showmen and women can kiss goodbye to competing at this year's world famous Smithfield Fatstock Show - staged at the East of England Showground, at Peterborough - following the decision to bring the two-day event forward a week.

  • SCOTLAND'S PIG farmers have led the way on pig welfare - but many consumers remain unaware of the lower standards associated with some of the pig meat imported from elsewhere in Europe.

  • A FIVE year plan of improvement was this week announced by the LiveScot organisers, stating that the event's governing body would engage with more stakeholders, embrace new knowledge and technology to try to give direction to all of Scotland's farming sectors.

  • TWO WEEKS from today, farmer Jon Birchall, who is terminally ill with kidney cancer, will start a 5000 mile motorbike journey around the coast of mainland Britain to raise money for the kidney cancer charity, the James Whale Fund.

  • SCOTTISH TRANSPORT minister Derek Mackay met with dairy farmers on Bute this week to discuss subsidised ferry transport for milk tankers as a way of assisting beleaguered milk farmers on Bute and Gigha.

YFC News

YFC News

  • ETTRICK and Lauderdale JAC went home with the top prize at the recent SAYFC rugby sevens National final held at Fintry Sports and Recreations Club.

  • MEMBERS of SAYFC's West region turned out in force at Ayr Show, last weekend, to compete in a number of sections to gear them towards the Highland Show next month.

  • Scott takes on leading role

  • PERTHSHIRE District was victorious at the SAYFC East Big Night Out held at the Young Farmers centre at Ingliston, last weekend.

  • A NEW committee was formed at the recent SAYFC North Region agm, held at Dingwall Mart, where Ruari Box was elected as chairman for the coming year.

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