The outgoing chairman of Scotland’s largest machinery ring has called for some of the £160 million convergence funding to be used to fund training schemes for youngsters.
Scotland’s largest machinery ring is preparing to open a new office in Fife next month.
Farmers experiencing fuel problems are being encouraged to keep receipts for repair work and contact their MSPs to raise the issue.
Scotbeef Inverurie is on track to complete construction of its new abattoir by the end of 2020.
Turriff breeder Robbie Wilson was crowned top of the flocks in this year’s North of Scotland Texel Club flock contest.
A Charolais cross bullock landed the prime cattle championships at Aberdeen and Northern Mart’s annual Christmas show and sale at the Caithness Livestock Centre.
British-grown carrots could be in short supply next spring if growers south of the border are hit with further flooding or frost, warns the British Carrot Growers Association.
Muller is to offer its farmer suppliers a 1p per litre premium if they commit to ending the practice of euthanising healthy bull calves.
The dispersal of the Homebyres herd of pedigree Limousins from Kelso breeder John Logan topped at 26,000gn for a cow and calf outfit.
Farmers are beginning to get paid more for their cattle after a prolonged period of low returns, though prices are still lagging behind 2018 levels.
More than half of Scotland’s farm tenants are now edging perilously close to losing out on a priceless opportunity to rectify historical mistakes.
Watten Mains, near Wick, hosted the North and West Caithness Ploughing Association’s 30th annual ploughing match.
A group of six Scottish estates has joined forces to promote meat from game birds to the public.
Butchers flocked to the Thainstone Centre, near Inverurie, to buy prime cattle and lamb at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic.
Bulls met a disappointing trade at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic yesterday when only eight of the 20 bulls forward found new homes.
Halloween was such an eventful time for us that we ended up skipping Bonfire Night altogether.
Climate change resilience is better in some sheep and goats than others, claims a new study.
Scottish agriculture’s major charity, RSABI, is launching its biggest-ever campaign this week to raise awareness of the range of support it provides.
Farmers, crofters and auctioneers are being encouraged to share their views on livestock marts as part of a new study commissioned by the Prince’s Countryside Fund.
One of the main milk buyers in the UK has announced plans to create a massive database to help farmers reduce their carbon emissions.
An appeal for funding to meet the final cost of the new £5 million members’ pavilion to be opened at this year’s Royal Highland Show will be launched by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) next month.
Farm machinery giant Fendt has launched its first ever telehandler, which it describes as the “wheel loader among the telehandlers”.
A Scottish precision farming company has launched a new tool to help potato growers predict crop yield and tuber size.
Potato industry leaders have united to take action against the threat of potato cyst nematode (PCN).
Glenlivet farmer Jim Innes has died at the age of 67 following a short illness.
TV star and Celebrity Masterchef 2018 runner-up, Spencer Matthews, is fronting a new campaign to promote the benefits of lean, red meat in a healthy, balanced diet.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has written to Defra Secretary Theresa Villiers seeking clarity on future funding for farmers and crofters.
The domestic red meat market remains well supplied despite an increase in exports of Scottish beef and lamb.
Scottish farmers enjoyed success at this year’s Agri Expo at Harrison and Hetherington’s Borderway Mart in Carlisle.
Shetland farmer Jamie Leslie is in the running to be named the best beef farmer in Scotland.
Beef producers are being told to prepare for the introduction of mandatory electronic identification (EID) tags for new-born calves from summer 2021.
Agricultural technology has the potential to boost UK farm profitability but political uncertainty is delaying investment, claims NFU Mutual.