Gemma Mackenzie

Farming Editor at the Press and Journal.

Prices warning on potatoes in event of no-deal

October 18, 2019

More than £12.5 million worth of high quality Scottish seed and ware potatoes currently being lifted for European markets would be worth a fraction of their value and destined for stock feed in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


Stronger actions needed to sniff out swine fever

October 8, 2019

The devastating impact of African swine fever (ASF) on pork production in China continues to send shock waves around the world, alerting pig farmers everywhere to the enormous threat posed by the disease once it arrives in a new country.


PRRS eradication focus of pig farmer workshop

September 28, 2019

A major all-industry workshop focusing on how to control and eventually eliminate PRRS, arguably the single most important endemic disease of pigs across the country, is planned for next month.