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Access to land is the main barrier to new entrants to farming, claims a new report.
Focusing on the UK’s reputation for excellent animal welfare will help pig and poultry producers respond to the opportunities and challenges created by Brexit, according to sector experts.
This month in the farmhouse, we have been in full-on fete mode.
Livestock leaders of the UK’s farming unions are adamant that the UK Government must adopt a post-Brexit trade policy which prioritises tariff-free, frictionless access to European markets.
A 523-acre farm which overlooks the Firth of Tay has launched on the market at offers over £3 million.
While there is no legal requirement to source Scottish grain to produce Scotch whisky, most distilleries look to their homeland first for malting barley.
In uncertain times, taking stock can make good business sense.
A consultation on new legislation to tackle the growing problem of livestock worrying is being brought forward by a Highlands and Islands MSP.
An ambitious bid to turn Scotland’s £200million sheep industry into a £1 billion rural powerhouse has been launched by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
Protecting the integrity of the Scotch brand and encouraging more shoppers to opt for Scottish red meat lies at the heart of Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) new strategy for the next five years.
Perthshire breeder Bill Bruce led the charge at the Charolais spring show and sale at Carlisle.
Failure to provide targeted financial support to farmers and crofters in the Highlands and Islands after Brexit could lead to a modern version of the Highland Clearances.
Farmers have urged politicians to change legislation to protect farm animals from badgers.
Scottish politicians and farm industry leaders have been urged to support an appeal to the Home Office for vets to be placed on the shortage occupation list to safeguard against a post-Brexit crisis of numbers.
The long-awaited review into Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) convergence uplift funding has been delayed sparking anger at Holyrood.
Scottish Government has been accused of doing nothing to prepare for the dawn of a new era of agricultural policy once the UK leaves Europe next year.
It’s been described as the Rolls-Royce of beef, with its succulent, fat-marbled steaks commanding as much as £600/kg in the world’s fanciest restaurants.
Farmers from across Scotland and farther afield gathered for the May Stirling Bull Sales at United Auctions.
Scottish landowners have warned that England is stealing a march on Scotland in developing post-Brexit agricultural policy.
A charity stockjudging event in memory of the late Press and Journal farming editor, Joe Watson, is set to take place next week.
Tenants and landlords have been told to make more effort to meet face-to-face on a regular basis.
The Scottish Government has blamed Westminster for a lack of clarity over the future of agri-environment support after Brexit.
British farmers and growers should remain the “number one supplier of choice” to UK consumers after Brexit, farming leaders have urged.
Crofters and farmers are being urged to prioritise their 2018 Single Application Forms (SAF) forms before the May 15 deadline.
Simmentals sold to a top of 6,500gn at Stirling with 38 bulls selling to average £4,253 – back £222 on last year’s sale.
Limousin bulls led the charge at the May Stirling Bull Sales achieving the top price of 12,000gn at the two-day event.
A top price of 9,200gn was paid in the Charolais sale at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to a top of 6,500gn and an average of £4,452 was achieved, up £98 on the year, for the 30 sold.
Limousin bulls sold to a top price of 35,000gn at the breed’s spring show and sale at Borderway Mart in Carlisle.
Scottish breeders reigned supreme at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday with the champion rosettes for the Aberdeen-Angus, Charolais and Simmental bulls awarded to stockmen from north of the border.
The majority of young Scots are in favour of GM technology, claims a new survey.
UK farm incomes rose in 2017 thanks to higher prices for wheat, milk and pigs.