Breeders from the north led the charge in the Simmental show ring at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.
Limousin bulls sold to a top of 50,000gn at the breed’s show and sale at Carlisle on Saturday, where 108 bulls levelled at £6,372.36 and 15 broke the five-figure bracket.
Charolais cattle from the Irvine family’s Inverlochy herd regularly hit the headlines in the show and sale rings having secured several five-figure prices with bulls over the years.
A new top team is in place at NSA Scotland.
Farmers and crofters should stop worrying about Brexit and focus instead on making their businesses more productive and profitable.
The start-up developers of an online agritech trading platform are cashing in on Valentine’s Day by launching what they say is the first ever “matchmaking app for farm animals”.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has called on the UK Government to give Scottish farmers and crofters compensation in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Crofting must be recognised in future agricultural policy, claims Scottish Affairs Committee chairman Pete Wishart MP.
An intelligent ear tag which uses sensor technology could help dairy farmers make significant cost savings by shortening calving intervals and cutting veterinary bills.
A no-deal Brexit could result in market shutdowns similar to those experienced in the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease outbreak.
Scottish grain merchant W.N. Lindsay has blamed a difficult harvest in 2017 for a 27% drop in profits last year.
Luing cattle made some of their highest prices ever at the 54th premier sale at Castle Douglas.
A top price of 11,000gn was paid at the Highland Cattle Society’s annual spring show and sale in Oban yesterday, where buyers were selective in their bidding and only prepared to fork out the cash for animals oozing quality.
Farmers are being encouraged to take care of their mental health as part of a new campaign launched today.
A number of food processing companies in the north and north-east have received their share of funding from the Scottish Government.
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is planning a major upgrade of its Hill and Mountain Research Centre, based at Kirkton and Auchtertyre Farms in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
More than 80 farmers and crofters are still waiting for subsidy support payments from 2015.
A new scheme help growers cut seed costs if their oilseed rape crop fails to establish.
Farm leaders yesterday called for certainty and clarity over the way in which industry will transition from the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) into post-Brexit policy.
Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb is being showcased at a global hospitality and food service event.
Farmers and crofters have been reminded not to carry children as passengers on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
A trainee auctioneer from the north-east has been awarded joint top student of the year in his course at Harper Adams University.
A number of farmers and crofters participating in Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) have been sent warning letters in error.
Farmers have been told not to expect the “phenomenal trade” for old season lambs achieved last year.
Store cattle are likely to hit the market earlier this spring due to winter feed supplies being exhausted, claims Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM).
Farmers looking to upgrade their telehandler were offered new candidates at the LAMMA show.
Scottish machinery dealers sold more than 1,400 new tractors last year, according to the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA).
Candidates in the running for NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) vice-presidential roles ended their 10-date tour campaign at Dingwall Mart on Wednesday evening.
Farmers, vets, butchers and members of the red meat supply chain are rallying behind initiatives to promote the industry.
Almost 1,000 pedigree beef bulls and females are forward for the February Stirling Bull Sales.
Tenant farmers have been reminded to make use of a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to register any improvements eligible for compensation at waygo.
A new tenant farmer in the Borders is the first to take advantage of efforts by Scottish Water to make land available to new entrants.