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'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.


ScotGrass hailed as huge success

Organisers of ScotGrass, which took place in Dumfries on Wednesday, say the event was a huge success.

More than 5,000 farmers from across the UK travelled to the Crichton Royal Farm to learn about the latest technologies and techniques used in grass production.

The event was also a boost to the local economy, with hotels and restaurants noticing a rise in trade over the past few days.

Lori Carnochan was at the event:

UK farmers flock to Dumfries

ScotGrass showcases the latest technology in grass making. Credit: ITV Border

Around 5000 farmers from across the UK arrived at the Crichton Farm in Dumfries today, to learn about grass production.

The event, ScotGrass, is held every three years to showcase the latest technology and equipment for working with grass.

It's a chance for farmers to learn how they can save, and make more money during tough times in the agriculture industry.


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