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Aberdeen & Northern Marts (ANM) has announced a transformational change to livestock commission rates bringing significant reductions for customers who are shareholders in its co-operative business.
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.
Land reform and holding retailers to account on pricing transparency were among the subjects fiercely debated at an NFU Scotland (NFUS) election hustings in Inverurie last night.
Scotland’s largest machinery ring is preparing to open a new office in Fife next month.
Tracking the health, welfare and performance of livestock on Scotland’s hill farms could soon become easier thanks to a next-generation ear tag which provides real-time data on animal behaviour from up to 10 miles away.
The election campaign has turned into a bidding war between the parties on spending, carbon zero targets and, perhaps most surprisingly, tree planting.
Each month we speak to a Young Farmer. This month we spoke to Aimee Budge, 22, from Shetland.
A pen of home-bred Beltex cross lambs from Willie and John Brown, Hilton of Culsh, New Deer, ruled supreme at United Auctions’ Christmas show and sale at Huntly Mart.
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 loyalty programme for farmers has been launched today by north-east livestock auctioneers, Aberdeen & Northern Marts, who are offering preferential rates of commission for shareholding customers.
A campaign encouraging shoppers to try new recipes with Scottish pork has been hailed a success.
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.
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has announced it is bringing its six research farms under one management in order to maximise academic activity and commercial research.
Muller is to offer its farmer suppliers a 1p per litre premium if they commit to ending the practice of euthanising healthy bull calves.
Scotland’s tenant farming commissioner Bob McIntosh writes about his work to improve relations with tenants and landlords
Spectators and exhibitors braved the cold for this year’s Clydesdale Winter Fair at Lanark Mart, on Saturday, which enjoyed its biggest entry for a number of years, with 113 catalogued.
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.
Farmers and crofters are being urged to alert NFU Scotland (NFUS) of any advertising with inaccurate claims about the agricultural industry.
An initiative to promote the flavour and diversity of Britain’s native sheep breeds has been launched by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
Scotland is leading the way in both the quantity of new trees being planted and the sale of forest land, according to the latest UK Forest Market Report.
Farm subsidies of the future should not go towards producing Scottish whisky or other food and drink which could be bad for people’s health, according to a leading adviser on public health.
Watten Mains, near Wick, hosted the North and West Caithness Ploughing Association’s 30th annual ploughing match.
Fuel processing giant Petroineos is to reduce the volume of biodiesel in its fuel.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a campaign encouraging people to have beef, lamb and pork over the festive period.
An equality charter should be created for Scottish agriculture and mainstreamed into all government policies, claims the Women in Agriculture Taskforce.
The fuel crisis that is causing clogged diesel filters on tractors, lorries and other machinery appears to be getting worse on Scottish farms.
The UK’s three main farm levy bodies are the latest industry organisations to condemn a BBC documentary exploring the impact of red meat production on the environment.