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Upland Sheep Scheme Opens Sunday 1 September

The Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme opens from 1 September and closes on 30 November, giving applicants three months to get their applications into the Scottish Government.



Coming to a Store Near You – NFU Scotland Lamb Shelf Watch

As sales of Scotch lamb head towards peak season, NFU Scotland members and staff will carry out a shelf watch in Scottish supermarkets this week, to identify which retailers are doing their part to support Scottish sheep farmers.



NFUS Vice President's Blog - 21 August 2019

When the pressure is on at busy times and you’re tired with a hundred and one things to do, it’s all too easy to forget to make an entry in your farm records. With inspections in full swing, now is the time to make sure everything is complete and up-to-date, says NFU Scotland’s Vice President Charlie Adam



Health and Safety Executive Blog - 19 August 2019

It’s been a frustrating harvest so far for many farmers and everyone is no doubt keen to get going once the weather breaks. Despite this rush to get harvest done as quickly as possible it is important to remember to work safely and methodically, as Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Chair Martin Temple writes in his blog.



Union Calls for Greater Origin Labelling on Processed Beef

In a letter to the Defra Minister George Eustice, NFU Scotland has made it clear that shoppers must have the ability to identify where the beef they are buying comes from, whether fresh or processed.



Dumfries Show Sees Launch of Local Rural Crime Initiative

The Dumfries and Galloway Partnership Against Rural Crime (DGPARC) will see NFU Scotland working with local and national agencies to combat the rise in rural crime in the area.



Feed Potatoes Get Timely Boost

NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to lift the ban on feeding crop treated with maleic hydrazide (MH) to livestock



Scottish Beef Burgers Readily Available but Not at all Supermarkets

During a period of prolonged warm weather many in Scotland will be hoping to enjoy some high-quality Scotch Beef burgers.



Union Calls on the Nation to #BackScotchBeef During Price Slump

A prolonged three-year low in the beef price is seriously impacting the incomes of farms and crofters across the country, warns NFU Scotland.



Union Hears Out Members at Dairy Contract Meetings

NFU Scotland held four meetings, over two days, across Scotland last week to inform and to listen to Scotland’s dairy farmers on the subject of a future government consultation on milk contacts.


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