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John Sleigh
John Sleigh

Scotland editor



Jim McLaren to be awarded MBE in birthday honours
Jim McLaren, chair of Quality Meat Scotland, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list announced today.
By John Sleigh on 17 June 2017
Falling level of campylobacter in UK chicken
Study shows fall in campylobacter in raw chicken sold in supermarkets and butchers.
By John Sleigh on 16 June 2017
Some dairy farmers earned just 6% of the national minimum wage and were the worst paid of all farmers.
By John Sleigh on 15 June 2017
Farming promises in manifestos
John Sleigh examines what the political parties are offering farmers as part of the General election campaign.
By John Sleigh on 03 June 2017
Beef prices surge as demand grows
Scottish beef farmers are seeing an increase in prices driven by strong consumer demand as well as a shortage of throughput.
By John Sleigh on 03 June 2017
BSE negligible risk status for Scotland
The World Organisation for Animal Health has changed Scotland's BSE risk status to negligible.
By John Sleigh on 03 June 2017
Scottish dairy aid application window re-opens
The Scottish Government has taken the decision to re-open the EU adjustment Aid Scheme, which is aimed at supporting dairy farmers hit by last year’s price crash.
By John Sleigh on 02 June 2017
Calf scheme payments to start next week
The Scottish Government is to start paying successful claimants of the Specialist Suckler Beef Scheme next week.
By John Sleigh on 02 June 2017
Scottish organic cattle trade buoyant
Demand for organic cattle was strong at recent Dumfries and Thainstone sales, as fewer organic cattle combined with a rise in demand to drive prices up.
By John Sleigh on 02 May 2017
Scottish avian influenza restrictions to be lifted on Sunday
The Scottish Government is lifting an avian influenza prevention zone on 30 April due to the reduced risk of avian flu in Scotland.
By John Sleigh on 28 April 2017
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