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  • PURPLE MAGIC, a new breed of Northern Ireland potato (right) with high anthocyanin content, has reached the final of Northern Ireland’s INVENT 2016 science competition.

  • EU agri-commissioner, Phil Hogan, visited a West Lothian farm last week – and NFU Scotland did not miss the chance to chin him about the over-complications of the CAP and the ongoing efforts to simplify it.

  • JOYCE CAMPBELL, from Armadale Farm, Sutherland, winner of the first Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year Award at AgriScot 2015, has called on her counterparts throughout Scotland to enter the 2016 competition.

  • A GROUP of Dumfries and Galloway Young Farmers recently took part in the #OnTheMoove charity walk alongside the Lancashire federation of young farmers.

  • MEAT processors cannot be allowed to "act unilaterally" in the imposition of specifications and price grids on livestock producers.

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YFC News

  • MORE than 250 members turned out for a night of fun and games at the East Region 'Big Night Out' at the Young Farmers Centre at Ingliston last weekend,

  • SCOTT Wilson ended his year-long term as National chair of Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs on a high thanks to a continuous increase in membership, the re-establishment of clubs and funding for additional training.

  • LADIES were to the fore at the recent SAYFC North Region agm, when Lynne Macarthur stepped up to take on the role of chairman for the coming year with Kim Taylor elected as vice-chairman.

  • 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.



  • 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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