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Big plan to increase size of dairy sector by 2025

September 18 2013

An ambitious plan that would see Scotland’s dairy sector increase in size by 50% by 2025 was unveiled yesterday by James Withers, who claimed it was not only entirely possible but that Scotland was an ideal location for a dynamic dairy industry.

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Lamb prices cool

September 12 2013

Prime lamb producers have seen prices slide some 14-15 ppk liveweight (lwt), 3% lower than this time last year, writes Stuart Ashworth, head of Economic Services at Quality Meat Scotland.

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Prime Minister in ‘refusal’ to return levy

September 12 2013

The problem of repatriation of red meat levy to Scotland has been a running sore for years, but it has now become a debating point at the highest level with First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron taking opposing views.

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Avian research centre opened

September 11 2013

The importance of Scotland to world poultry production was stressed by UK Government Universities and Science Minister David Willetts at the opening of the National Avian Research Facility (Narf) at Edinburgh University Easter Bush campus.

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Extreme weather aid

August 29 2013

More than 4,000 farmers across Scotland who lost livestock during this year’s extreme weather have now received compensation from the Scottish Government.

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