SOME DISAPPOINTMENT was expressed about Fergus Ewing's lack of attendance at this year's NFUS seminar, which was held at AgriScot on November 16.

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Andrew Neilson prepares his show animals for judging

The discussion did produce some positive comments about the dairy sector, however, and its slowly increasing price paid to farmers for their milk, with Allan Bowie claiming that there is now 'less hate and angst' in the industry.

Some employees of agricultural firms also commented on the positivity in the market, stating that it could only be a good thing for the industry as a whole.