The Scottish Government’s spending plans for 2019/20 need to include policy support for farmers and the right financial tools to allow rural businesses to anticipate a prosperous future outside the EU, says NFU Scotland (NFUS).
The majority of farmers in New Zealand (NZ) believe agriculture should be taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) but, at the same time, most admit they don’t know the current emission rates for their own farms or what to do about them.
Allowing imports of chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to AHDB.
A move to make beauty products using as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible is paying dividends for Angus farmer’s wife Michelle Porter.
Scottish breeders enjoyed success at the Christmas Stars sale of in-lamb pedigree Texels at Carlisle.
The go-ahead has been given for the development of a new £5 million conference and meetings structure at the Royal Highland Showground, replacing the existing MacRobert Pavilion in time for the 2020 show.
British lamb could soon be served in restaurants in India.
A 19-month, 603kg British Blue cross heifer took the prime cattle championship at Caithness Livestock Centre’s Christmas show and sale.
Farm leaders have hailed the UK Government’s decision to reject plans to reintroduce lynx into the Kielder Forest in Northumberland.
New cereals and oilseeds varieties with “remarkable untreated yields” feature in the latest AHDB Recommended Lists (RL).
Farmers and crofters have until the end of this month to submit applications for the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme.
Red meat levy body Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has announced a number of new appointments to its team.
A letter expressing “very grave concern” about the state of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), signed by 120 Royal Highland Show (RHS) “members, exhibitors and stewards” has been sent to RHS directors calling on them to take action.
Fresh from his win at Livescot on Saturday, Wilson Peters made the long journey from Crieff to Thainstone worthwhile by winning the overall champion at yesterday’s Christmas Classic with a home-bred heifer.
Farmers need to “push back” against negative comments about the industry made by vegetarians and vegans.
Pedigree female sheep met a buoyant trade at the opening day of the Aberdeen Christmas Classic.
Pedigree beef bulls met a selective trade at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic at Thainstone yesterday.
Donald Ross, of Rhynie, Tain, has won the Agri-Scot Arable Farm of the Year award thanks to his detailed understanding of costs, passion for collaboration and zeal for soil health.
Scottish beef enterprise profitability improved last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland.
Dairy farmers supplying Muller are being offered a 0.5p a litre premium if they commit to herd health and welfare improvement schemes.
Almost 500 entries are forward for the annual Christmas Classic show and sale next week.
When it comes to high-yielding soya production, the Netherlands probably isn’t the first country that springs to mind.
Taking simple steps to improve biosecurity and welfare on pig farms can significantly reduce the amount of antimicrobials farmers have to administer, say scientists.
A Dutch feed company is offering shoppers in the Netherlands the chance to buy high-welfare, environmentally-friendly eggs thanks to hens fed on live insects.
The Royal Northern Agricultural Society held a special awards lunch yesterday to honour seven shining stars of the farming community in the north.
A joint top price of 10,000gn was paid for two Aberdeenshire-bred rams at the dispersal sale of the Stockton flock of pedigree Suffolk sheep.
Young farmers from across the north flocked to the Caithness Livestock Centre at Quoybrae for a series of competitions.
Ringlink is urging farmers to put themselves forward to become mentors for youngsters taking part in its pre-apprenticeship scheme.
A campaign has been launched to end shoppers’ obsession with large eggs.
An Easter Ross farmer is in the running for a top award.
Tracks in place of tyres have become an established option on large tractors and also combine harvesters as a means of spreading the load over a larger soil surface area, and now the concept has been applied to self-propelled forage harvesters.
Women working in agriculture are invited to a special event next month.