30 June 1995

Top farmers of 95

SCOTLANDs top livestock farmer is Alan Lyburn, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

Mr Lyburn, who runs a 256ha (632-acre) upland beef and sheep unit, won first prize in the MLC Scottish Stock Farmer of the Year competition.

David Soutar, manager of Strathmore Farming Company, was the best sheep farmer. Fiona Dalrymple, Oxenfoord Mains, Dalkeith, had the best pig herd. Mrs Dalrymples herd manager, John Lawrie, won the SPII stockman of the year award.