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Farmers warned to prepare for increase in liver fluke

Farmers in South West Scotland are being warned to plan for a high risk year for liver fluke.

The condition, which is spread by the mud snail, can be fatal for sheep infected with high levels of the parasite which can also affect cows, horses and other grass eating animals.

The wet weather from June to September is largely responsible for the increased risk as Kim Inglis reports.

D&G young farmers ready for bale art final

For the past week Dumfries and Galloway young farmers have been showing off their artistic skills in the form of bale art.

All six of the region's young farmers clubs have taken part in this year's competition, with the winner making it through to the west of Scotland final.

They hope the competition will raise the profile of young farmers clubs in the south of Scotland.

Lori Carnochan reports:



'A Scotland/England border would be very disturbing'

Farmers in Dumfries and Galloway have been giving their reactions to the EU referendum vote and the future of their industry.

Dumfries auction mart director John Thomson said that the thought of a border between Scotland and England would be very disturbing for farmers.

Farmers were at a livestock sale in Dumfries, one of the first to take place since the the outcome of last week's vote.

Most said they were unsure about the impact it would have on farming but they wouldn't support the idea of a second independence referendum for Scotland.

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