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09 September 14 - Scottish Chicken Shortfall on Supermarket Shelves as Farmers Lose Contracts

Scottish consumers face the prospect of being unable to buy Scottish chicken in their local supermarket as further cuts to Scottish producers’ contracts are announced.
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08 September 14 - Joint Industry Statement Calls for Scottish Sheepkeepers to Double Tag Older Ewes

The derogation that allows older sheep tagged before 2010 to be moved in batches between businesses will end in January 2015.

08 September 14 - More Than 1,700 NFUS Members Attend Referendum Debates Across Country

NFU Scotland has rounded off its series of referendum debates across the country, held over the last six months, aimed at providing its members with information ahead of the independence vote on September 18.

05 September 14 - Inaugural Meeting of Dyslexia Working Group Held

The inaugural meeting of the Farming with Dyslexia Working Group, led by NFU Scotland, took place earlier this week.
Poultry 1

03 September 14 - Devastating Blow for Scottish Chicken Industry as Free Range Contracts Lost

The Scottish chicken industry has been dealt another damaging blow as all four free range producers contracted to Hook 2 Sisters, the dominant processor in Scotland, have been terminated.
Pig 3

01 September 14 - Voluntary Ban on Pig Imports from Virus-Hit Countries Must Be Upheld

NFU Scotland is calling on pig breeding companies to play their part in keeping Scotland and Great Britain free from a virus that has had a devastating impact in the United States and has spread to Canada.

27 August 14 - Union Extends Scotchwatch Campaign to Monitor Impact of Russian Trade Ban

NFU Scotland is to extend its regular monitoring of retail shop shelves to examine any impact that the Russian trade ban may have on prices or demand for Scottish produce.
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25 August 14 - Orkney Independence Debate Final Event in NFUS Referendum Roadshow

NFU Scotland has confirmed the high profile panel who will be debating the issue of independence in Orkney on Thursday 4 September.

22 August 14 - CAP Info to Farmers Still Lacking Vital Details

Growers in Scotland have begun planting crops that will be harvested under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) regime yet they still have not been told what all the rules will be on the so called ‘greening’ measures.   As a result, they are having to make assumptions that may or may not be correct.
Lamb - cooked

20 August 14 - Farmers All Set for ‘Love Scotch Lamb’ Weekend

Scottish sheep farmers are all set for “Love Scotch Lamb’ weekend (23 and 24 August), when they will be tempting Scottish shoppers with fresh, tasty Scotch lamb at 12 venues around the country.
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