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A gung-ho Brexit roadshow swung into Perth this week, manned by farmers’ union leaders who proffered a ready-made farm support regime for roll-out by 2021 or 2022.
Aberdeenshire farming stalwart Charlie Adam has thrown his hat into the ring as a vice-presidential candidate in the forthcoming NFU Scotland election.
Calls to introduce new meat and dairy product labels which include a description of how the items were produced has drawn a sharp warning from the National Pig Association (NPA) that it would confuse and mislead consumers.
Scotland’s farmers have received a wake-up call after statistics reveal five people were killed in agricultural accidents in the last 12 months.
A £10,000 wild goose management scheme, designed to help cover the cost of farmland damaged by migrating geese, is about to be renewed for 2018.
Greater responsibility for the control of Bovine TB (bTB) in England should lie with the farming industry, a major review of Defra’s handling of the costly and controversial disease has concluded.
A strong show of pedigree young stock turned out for Stars of the Future event at UA’s Stirling Mart .
Calves produced in dairy herds could help make up the shortfall in Scottish beef production and bolster abattoir throughput, a top level industry group has agreed.
Though you all spend plenty of time outside in fresh air, there are risks to the health of your lungs that are important to be aware of.
Taking simple steps to improve biosecurity and welfare on pig farms can significantly reduce the amount of antimicrobials farmers have to administer, say scientists.
The supreme champion at the Salers Cattle Society’s show and sale at Castle Douglas made the joint top price of 9,000gns.
A Scottish start-up company is on track to revolutionise the animal feed industry by producing an omega3-rich nutrient using the by-products of the whisky industry.
A Dutch feed company is offering shoppers in the Netherlands the chance to buy high-welfare, environmentally-friendly eggs thanks to hens fed on live insects.
A Scottish Parliament committee has called on the government to look again at its plans for a national register of people who have control over land.
Increasing levels of criminality in the countryside have prompted the farmers’ union in England to call on Police and Crime Commissioners to make tackling rural crime a strategic objective all year round.
The Christie family from Midtown of Glass at Huntly have reached the finals of the AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year competition which aims to showcase excellence in the production of cattle.
A three-month consultation into the impact of Brexit on rural Scotland has been extended to the end of November due to “overwhelming demand” from rural communities.
More than a quarter of Scotland’s farmers plan to diversify to survive after Brexit according to a new report from NFU Mutual.
A Perthshire family farming partnership headed by husband and wife, Neil and Debbie McGowan, has won through to the final of the AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year award.
The Scottish Government has called on Defra to put measures in place to prevent UK producers from importing European-grown seed potatoes in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The Royal Northern Agricultural Society held a special awards lunch yesterday to honour seven shining stars of the farming community in the north.
A special calendar featuring agricultural images taken by farmers across the north and north-east is now available to buy from ANM Group.
It’s difficult not to be in awe of the Budge sisters from Bigton.
A joint top price of 10,000gn was paid for two Aberdeenshire-bred rams at the dispersal sale of the Stockton flock of pedigree Suffolk sheep.
Young farmers from across the north flocked to the Caithness Livestock Centre at Quoybrae for a series of competitions.
A diversified Aberdeenshire dairy farm is in the running for a top award.
Ringlink is urging farmers to put themselves forward to become mentors for youngsters taking part in its pre-apprenticeship scheme.
A campaign has been launched to end shoppers’ obsession with large eggs.
An Easter Ross farmer is in the running for a top award.
A vacancy has opened up for an ambitious farm politician to sit at NFU Scotland’s top table.
Tracks in place of tyres have become an established option on large tractors and also combine harvesters as a means of spreading the load over a larger soil surface area, and now the concept has been applied to self-propelled forage harvesters.
Giant jack-up rigs, towering cruise ships and the huge vessels that support the North Sea oil and gas industry dominate the Port of Dundee skyline, but at the port’s traditional heart is a quiet agricultural operation that handles more than 250,000 tonnes of produce every year.