LOOKS like we should not be relying on delivery specialists DHL for our Christmas turkey arriving on time this year!

Its failure to keep the popular fast-food outlets of KFC timeously supplied with chicken this week resulted in two-thirds of its 900 outlets being left without any chicken.
While the product may be ‘finger lickin’ good’ I think it might be a case of ‘knuckles rapped’ for DHL, who recently were awarded the contract to take on the supply chain, which has spectacularly back-fired.
We can only hope that the many farmers who supply KFC partners with chicken have not been caught up in all of this, given that they will be supplying product to a very tight schedule.

Farmers put on a show at the Olympics
I HAVE every sympathy with Perthshire farmer, Gordon Muirhead’s difficulty in staying up at night to watch his sons and daughter in the Olympic curling competitions – I’ve got match-sticks in my eyes from the drama myself.
So, while one generation of the Muirhead family is doing their damnedest on behalf of the nation in PyeongChang, in South Korea, the older one has been left at home with all the work to do – including lambing and tractor work!
But, it truly has been riveting watching the younger Muirheads, Tommy and Glen, along with their Perthshire farming compatriots, skip Kyle Smith and his brother Cammy, plus Kyle Waddell, in some nail-biting finishes. As we went to press, the men’s curling team was not assured a place in the semi-finals.
However, Eve Muirhead, the skip of the ladies’ team, was set for the semi-finals with her team of Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams, Lauren Gray and Kelly Schaefer. Go teams, go!

Brexit business in Belfast
AT A Brexit conference last week in Belfast (will they ever end?) I heard a great phrase that we could all adopt in the argument about greening.
One farmer at the agenda NI agri-business conference made a very valid point that every politician should note: “If you want us to go green, make sure we’re in the black!”.
Well said that man.