Gemma Mackenzie

Farming Editor at the Press and Journal.

Genetics set to play a bigger role in disease control

August 3, 2014

The current growing year has seen a sea-change in the grain industry’s approach to disease control – marking the first time that agronomists have actively sought out plant breeders looking for answers to disease pressures rather than turning to the “contents of a tin”.


Turriff Show set to be a royal affair

August 2, 2014

Farmers and horse enthusiasts from across the north and north-east are getting ready to compete their beasts at the Turriff Show with some of the Queen's own cattle in the running for a hallowed rosette.


Suffolks top 20,000gn at Stirling

July 27, 2014

Three 20,000gn sales, combined with a further four five-figured price tups, ensured a boost in averages at the Scottish show and sale of Suffolk ram lambs at Stirling yesterday - albeit with a clearance rate of just 63%.