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An intensive dairy farming business near Inverbervie has been crowned cream of the crop.
It’s hard to believe it is September already but the cooler, wetter weather of late feels decidedly autumnal with the long hot summer all but a distant memory.
A selective trade peaked at 2,800gn at the Scottish Texel Breeders’ Club show and sale at Lanark.
Overall averages were back just £15 compared with last year’s trade at the Beltex Scotland show and sale at Lanark, but for 40 fewer sold, with 199 selling to average £611.16.
Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC, has announced plans to become a new rural university by 2022.
A top price of 6,000gn was paid at the dispersal of the Highland Wagyu herd of pedigree Beef Shorthorn cattle.
A group of five Conservative MPs has written to Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing asking him to put forward legislation for Scottish post-Brexit agricultural policy.
A new blood test has been developed to help farmers and vets predict the future health and productivity of dairy cows.
First Milk has hailed “solid progress” despite experiencing a 47% drop in pre-tax profits last year.
Concerns about future interest-rate rises could be behind the first real-terms fall in borrowing by Scottish farms for almost a decade.
A new dairy class has been added to the show programme for this year’s AgriScot event.
Harvest 2018 has been better than expected, according to the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS).
Views are being sought on a new forestry strategy for Scotland.
Two dairy farming enterprises have been named as finalists in this year’s Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) good farming practice award.
Sheep breeders from across the north of Scotland will descend on Thainstone later this month for the mart’s annual show and sale of pedigree rams.
Farming chiefs are calling for tougher punishments for livestock worriers following a sheep attack so violent the photographs of the aftermath are unpublishable.
Future livestock breeding should focus on animals’ ability to recycle nutrients back into the food chain, rather than on improving their lifetime productivity.
Back in the late 1930s, many tractor manufacturers started to develop new lines of products ready to capitalise on expanding markets.
AHDB is offering farmers discounted places on a management training scheme.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has slammed the UK Government’s Agriculture Bill and said it could potentially spell the end of coupled and Less Favoured Areas (LFA) support payments.
Borders farmer Kate Rowell has been named as the new chairwoman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Farmers in England are to be given seven years to adapt to life without the direct support they have relied on from Europe for almost 50 years.
Advice on winter grazing strategies and preparing for the spring is the subject of a series of meetings later this month.
Agriculture will remain devolved to the Scottish Government after Brexit, Scottish Secretary David Mundell has said.
The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has announced the shortlist for its Young Crofter of the Year and Best Newcomer Crofter 2018 awards.
The cost implications for potato businesses of inefficient or old potato stores have been spelled out to Scottish farmers by AHDB.
Stricter standards, more unannounced farm inspections, and improved labelling for consumers are among a host of changes being announced today by Red Tractor.
Schools are being encouraged to include Scotch lamb in meal plans.
The Scottish Government has called for a “fair solution” to the ongoing problem of red meat levy money from Scottish-born animals being collected down south.
Scottish breeders enjoyed success at the Solway & Tyne Texel Breeders Club annual autumn show and sale in Carlisle.
Scotland’s beef and dairy farmers could soon be feeding their cattle seaweed as part of efforts by scientists to develop more environmentally-sustainable livestock diets.
A Scottish farmer has been left thousands of pounds out of pocket after falling victim to a convincing online scam known as “ghosting”.