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  • IT MIGHT seem blindingly obvious to anyone who regularly eats out of late night takeaway shops, but now genetic tests by the Food Standards Agency have confirmed it - it isn't always lamb that gets served up in lamb kebabs and curries.

  • A NATIONAL conference to discuss the issues and challenges around managing the UK's uplands will take place next month at Newton Rigg College in Cumbria.

  • DRONE TECHNOLOGY may have been created by the military, but Swiss manufacturer senseFly reckons it can be put to more peaceful use as a soil and crop monitoring tool for farmers.

  • SCOTLAND'S NEW 'woodlot licence' programme is now underway, with new licence holder Mark Rowe planting the first tree under the new tenure model on the Corsewall Estate.

  • A NEW drive to promote deer farming in Scotland got off to a flying start this week, as no less than 80 interested farmers turned up at the first of a series of Deer Farm Demonstration Project open days.

YFC News

YFC News

  • THE WEST Region put on a fantastic show of song, dance and comedy at the Talent Spot final, held at the SECC's Clyde Armadillo last weekend.

  • SAYFC'S NATIONAL chairman, Katherine Marr, has been selected to take part in the Queen's Baton Relay in the run up to the Commonwealth Games.

  • IT WAS the winning team from the junior section which went on to stand overall winners at last weekend's East Region beef cattle dressing, held at United Auctions' Stirling centre.

  • ALL THREE regions of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs were represented at last weekend's National curing comeptition.

  • AN OUTSTANDING number of SAYFC members - more than double the number of spaces available - applied for a number of international trips, this year, which include the European Rally in Wales and the Agri and Rural Affairs study trip, which heads to Argentina.

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