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One of Britain’s biggest arable businesses bounced back into the black last year.
A young farmer from Nairn scooped a fifth championship win at this week’s young farmers overwintered cattle show and sale at Thainstone and sold it for the top price, £2,200.
Collaboration is key to the way Bob Simpson runs Castlemains Farm on the East Lothian coast, a 600-acre arable unit which has been in the family since 1892.
In the 1970s any farmers wishing extra traction for their tractors started to get a large choice of more affordable machines due to an influx of mainstream European-built tractors that offered a four-wheel-drive option.
Concentrated land ownership is causing “significant and long-term damage” to communities in some parts of Scotland, according to a new report by the Scottish Land Commission (SLC).
A three-month deferral of Brexit and no-deal being taken off the table would be preferable for the farming industry to the “catastrophic” prospect of the UK crashing out of the EU on March 29, according to Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.
Easter Ross farmer Donald Ross is to embark on a technology make-over after winning the AgriScot Scottish Arable Farm of the Year 2018 award.
The risk to UK pig farms of African Swine Fever (ASF) entering the country through contaminated or infected products remains “medium”, says the latest disease update from Defra.
The UK’s farming unions have joined forces to warn Chancellor Philip Hammond not to permit his proposed temporary no-deal Brexit tariffs to ever be allowed to take on a more permanent look.
Scotland’s animal disease surveillance capacity took a leap forward yesterday with the opening of a new £1.6 million centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
When it comes to choosing quality meat, nothing gives Aberdeenshire farmer David Barron more satisfaction than buying his own beef at the local butcher.
Scotland’s livestock auctioneers have launched a campaign to win back business after losing around 20% of prime sheep trade to direct deals between abattoir buyers and farmers in the last year.
St Andrews chef Joe Reddie has been named Scotch Beef Scottish Young Chef of the Year after winning a cook-off held during ScotHot, Scotland’s largest food, drink, hospitality and tourism show.
Facial recognition technology to detect pigs’ emotions, especially pain and stress, is the subject of new trials.
A free video designed to help fruit pickers develop essential skills has been produced for fruit growers by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
Trials involving the use of laser beams to keep birds away from crops have shown ‘great results’ according to a European research consortium which is now planning to test the same approach to keep deer, rabbits and rodents from also causing damage.
The proposals would result in zero-tariff access for 87% of all imports to the UK by value.
Long-term reliance on migrant workers has been a “sticking plaster” for labour shortages across Scotland’s farms, MPs heard today.
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A leading Fife farmer has warned that the spate of tractor thefts in the area by organised criminal gangs has the potential to escalate into a “danger to life and limb”.
Farmers and crofters have been urged to prioritise filling out their Single Application Form (SAF) online before the May 15 deadline.
An equality charter for Scottish agriculture to help develop fresh opportunities for women is to be rolled out this year in response to initial findings by a Scottish Government taskforce.
Farmers using Väderstad Rapid trailed drills who want to apply seed and fertiliser at variable rates within fields can now do so without needing ISOBUS electronics thanks to new controller software.
We are all very excited – the vending machine has arrived! We are now eagerly awaiting delivery of our branded glass bottles.
A farmer’s wife and mum-of-three from Glenurquhart, near Inverness, is gearing up for her second season of growing pumpkins after being the first to establish a pick-your-own pumpkin patch in the Highlands.
Concerns remain over the future of sheepmeat exports to Europe after Brexit, claims Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Two new Scottish agri-tourism monitor farms have been created.
Less Favoured Area Support Scheme loan payments will start arriving in bank accounts in the next few days.
Scottish cattle numbers continued their long-term decline last year, according to the December 2018 Agricultural Survey.
Britain’s top celebrity chefs are being asked to help persuade consumers to buy all sizes of eggs, not just large ones.
Efforts to eradicate Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) on farms south of the border have stepped up thanks to a £5.7 million project.
NFU Scotland’s secret beef shoppers have given the majority of the country’s supermarkets a vote of confidence for stocking home-reared products, with only a couple of retailers identified as needing to improve their sourcing.