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  • A REPORT in the wake of the horsemeat scandal has recommended that a food crime unit with full police powers be set up as a priority.

  • RECENT CUTS and closures in Scotland's fresh chicken sector are not the result of normal 'market forces' according to NFU Scotland, which this week called for a Competitions and Marketing Authority investigation.

  • FLOCK KEEPERS have been urged to update their sheep ID ahead of a major rule change - and that will mean double tagging older animals before trading them off the farm.

  • SCOTTISH FARMERS, their families and above all their votes remained a focus of Independence Referendum campaigners this week, with both 'Farmers For Yes' and 'Rural Better Together' fighting for hearts and minds right up to the polling day line.

  • IRISH POLITICIAN Phil Hogan has been named as Europe's new Agricultural Commissioner designate.

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  • AN EXCELLENT turnout of 11 teams were forward for the West Region's mixed hockey tournament at Cambusdoon Sports Ground.

  • 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.

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