Call To Protect Scotch Beef's Status

UK - The Scottish Beef Cattle Association (SBCA) has been in existence for little more than six months, but the organisers of its first large-scale event - The Beef Fayre staged yesterday in Lanark auction mart - must have been delighted, not just with the attendance, but also with the high level of commitment to this vital sector of the farming industry north of the Border.
calendar icon 25 May 2007
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John Cameron, a former president of NFU Scotland with almost four decades of experience in agri-politics, does not like to be described as the doyen of Scottish agriculture, but he, along with several other leading figures in the industry, decided that it was time to break away from the UK-wide National Beef Association.

It was not an easy divorce, but the SBCA now has in excess of 500 members encompassing most of the leading players in the beef sector. But, more importantly, the SBCA now has the ear of the Scottish Executive in regard to major decisions.

Cameron said: "We felt it was time to do our own thing and become seriously involved in helping to define the future of this vital component of the Scottish economy.

Source: Scotsman
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