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Farmers and Scottish Government Round Table on Milk

Scottish dairy farming representatives have met in private with Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, to discuss the long and short term challenges facing Scotland’s dairy farmers.  The meeting took place on a dairy farm near Stirling this week.



Scottish Pork Banner Campaign Hits the Highways

Roadside banners supporting ‘Perfect Scottish Pork and Bacon’ are starting to appear around Scotland as the nation’s pig farmers proactively promote their products in a bid to return to profitability.  The first banner has been erected at Kintore in Aberdeenshire beside the busy A96 road that runs between Aberdeen and Inverness.



Union Makes Case on Predator Control Measures

With lambing on Scottish farms due to start in earnest next month, NFU Scotland has reiterated its view that snaring, when carried out properly, is essential for controlling those predators responsible for significant losses of lambs each year.



Union Condemns MHS Cost Recovery Plans

NFU Scotland has condemned Food Standards Agency (FSA) proposals to pass a £21 million bill for meat inspection charges onto the UK farming industry.  The Union believes there can be no further discussion on this topic until such times as delivery of meat inspection is radically reformed and thought given to a Scottish service.



Politicians to Take Centre Stage at Union AGM

A Defra Minister will address the NFU Scotland Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the first time since devolution, when Agriculture Minister Jim Paice speaks to members at St Andrews during the afternoon of Monday, 14 February.


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