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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:


NFU President visiting Cumbria's farmers

The President of the National Farmers Union is visiting Cumbria to listen to farmer's views on the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Meurig Raymond has been talking to members in Penrith and Crooklands, who says farmers face the biggest challenge to their industry in a generation.

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