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Any optimism that Westminster would press the EU to provide a bailout for the UK beef industry along the lines of the package agreed for Ireland was dashed at the Royal Highland Show by a visiting Defra minister.
Cattle floats, trailers and horseboxes were loaded up with hundreds of prize-winners and thousands of also-rans last night as farmers made their weary way home from a vintage Royal Highland Show.
Perthshire Charolais breeder Major David Walter was celebrating at the weekend after his two-year-old heifer won the Royal Highland Show’s highest cattle award, the beef interbreed championship.
The sheep interbreed championship at this year's Royal Highland Show was awarded to the Texel gimmer from Brian MacTaggart, of Douganhill Farms, Castle Douglas.
Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society president Paul Jeenes unveiled his vision to make the breed the most popular in the UK by 2020 at yesterday’s Royal Highland Show.
The first minister yesterday insisted the farming industry is a priority in mitigation planning for a no-deal Brexit, but warned nothing her government can do will take away from the “catastrophic” impact of crashing out of Europe.
Farmers from Aberdeenshire and Shetland are among the winners in this year’s Marks and Spencer Select Farm Awards.
Four farmers have been unveiled as the faces of Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) upcoming Meat With Integrity Campaign.
Dumfries pedigree cattle and sheep breeder Jim Goldie has been presented with one of the livestock industry’s most prestigious awards.
Scottish vertical farm technology company, Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), has won £5.4 million of venture capital funding, led by two of the world’s most active agri-foodtech investors together with the Scottish Investment Bank (Sib).
Scotland’s national beef herd is still shrinking and prime beef production is likely to decline next year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Three leading agricultural organisations have joined to create a world-leading potato hub in Scotland.
The Press and Journal has been crowned regional farming newspaper of the year by the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists (BGAJ).
Three-quarters of Scottish farmers haven’t undertaken any business planning around Brexit and more than half think the UK’s exit from Europe will have a negative impact on their business.
A new working group to develop future policy on farming and food production was unveiled at the opening day of the Royal Highland Show.
It was very nearly a clean sweep for the ladies in the cattle rings at yesterday’s Royal Highland Show with 12 out of 13 championships taken by cows or heifers.
A red meat resilience group has been formed by Quality Meat Scotland.
Machinery ring Ringlink Scotland has welcomed the latest batch of participants on its land-based pre-apprenticeship programme. The group of 24 youngsters, aged 16-19 from across Aberdeenshire, Angus, Fife, Perthshire, Inverness, the Highlands and Moray, gathered at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, yesterday beside an Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail sculpture – Oor Countryside – sponsored by Ringlink.
Scottish meat wholesalers have pledged to be in the vanguard of selling beef to lucrative new markets in China by the end of this year.
One in three Scottish farm operators are women.
Almost nine in 10 Scots believe farming is vital to economic growth, according to a new poll.
The hunt is on to find the best arable farm in Scotland.
Last month’s preview – ‘here comes summer’ – was clearly optimistic, given the many inches of rain we’ve had in the past several weeks.
After the Second World War the British tractor industry mushroomed to such an extent that many long-established engineering concerns looked into producing their own models. Pete Small looks at one such concern – Turner Manufacturing of Wolverhampton
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has unveiled the winners of this year’s Technical Innovation Awards.
A new insurance policy to compensate farmers against poor crop yields has been launched.
More than £16,000 was raised at a charity stockjudging event in memory of the late Press and Journal farming editor Joe Watson.
Angus Show went ahead despite the competitions for cattle, sheep and horses being cancelled.
A new estimated breeding value (EBV) for days to slaughter has been developed for the sheep sector.
One of the biggest arable farming units to come on the market in Perthshire in recent years is for sale, with a price tag of £7.6 million.
Top-notch seed tattie growers who are keen to make constructive changes to their businesses are being head-hunted by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
World-renowned former Scottish shearing champion Colin MacGregor was awarded one of the sheep industry’s most prestigious accolades at yesterday’s Highland Sheep event in Caithness.