30 August 2002


&#8226 TICKETS are still available for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institutions London conference on Sept 12. HRH The Princess Royal, Lord Plumb and NFU deputy president Tim Bennett are among the speakers at this event, supported by farmers weekly. The conference, A Viable Future for Farming, aims to identify the positive actions which will lead to a viable future. Tickets, available on a first-come first-served basis, can be reserved by readers by returning the coupon in last weeks Farmlife section.

&#8226 A CHARITY rugby match between NFU Scotland and a Scottish Rugby Union select team raised about £2500 for the Southern Africa Crisis Appeal. The farmers, captained by union president Jim Walker, lost 52-35.

&#8226 A YORKSHIRE farmer who lost his herd to foot-and-mouth travelled to Norfolk to restock – only to find the East Anglian cows did not like the dales. Mason Scarr, who farms in Bainbridge, Wensleydale, bought 33 Holstein and Friesian cows from a Norfolk dealer. "We had to literally push them up the hill to begin with. But as soon as you turned your back, they were on their way down again. We had to put a fence up to keep them there." &#42

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