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Union Views Scottish Cattle Clipping Abattoir Trial

A group of Scotland’s leading livestock producers have visited Anglo Beef Processors’ (ABP) Perth plant to view ongoing trials looking at the possibility of clipping cattle post-slaughter as an alternative to clipping the animals live on farm.

21/01/2010

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Pack Report on Future of CAP to Drive Further Debate

The initial findings of an independent inquiry into the delivery of agricultural support in Scotland have been welcomed by NFU Scotland as an excellent start point for stimulating debate.

21/01/2010

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Union Discusses LFA Proposals with Officials

NFU Scotland’s proposals for Scotland’s Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme, seeking a more equitable deal for all Scotland’s LFA livestock farmers, has been run past both Scottish Government and EU Commission officials in recent days. 

20/01/2010

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Price Outlook Positive for Livestock Sector

Positive market signals suggest there is no reason why Scottish and UK cattle and sheep prices should not remain firm during 2010, the chairman of NFU Scotland’s livestock board said today (Wednesday, 20 January).

20/01/2010

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Snow-hit Farmers Urged to Complete Questionnaire

With more than 200 farm and horticultural buildings suffering major structural damage during the recent snowstorms, NFU Scotland is urging all affected farmers and growers to complete the Scottish Government questionnaire issued to assess the situation.

18/01/2010

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Government Green Light for Grocery Ombudsman

NFU Scotland is delighted that the UK Government has accepted a Competition Commission recommendation and will establish an ombudsman to police the grocery supply chain in the UK.   Consultation on the shape and role of the body will commence next month.

13/01/2010

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Local Helplines Assist Farmers with The Big Freeze

NFU Scotland has set up local helplines to assist its members in dealing with the most common, immediate problems created by the ongoing wintry weather (see notes for helpline numbers).

11/01/2010

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Winter Freeze – Farming Situation

The vast majority of farmers are managing to cope with the current winter conditions and are helping others in their community to do the same, according to Scotland’s farming union. 

08/01/2010

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SEPA Support for Sensible Slurry Disposal

NFU Scotland has been working with enforcement authorities to find a common-sense solution to the temporary problem of slurry storage and disposal on Scottish livestock farms caused by the extreme cold weather.

07/01/2010

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Farmers Pull Together as Big Freeze Continues

NFU Scotland is urging the farming and rural communities in Scotland to keep pulling together as the big freeze shows little signs of abating.

05/01/2010

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