A block of Propino spring barley has been crowned cream of the crop in this year’s Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) growing cereals competition. Read More
Farmers and crofters from across the north of Scotland flocked to auction marts in the north to see whether their hard work would deliver profit at the first of the autumn store lamb sales in Quoybrae, Lairg and Dingwall. Read More
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A block of Propino spring barley has been crowned cream of the crop in this year’s Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) growing cereals competition.
Scottish pig farmers being forced to send their pigs south of the border for slaughter as a result of the Brechin abattoir fire will not loose out on Specially Selected Pork status, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has confirmed.
Turriff Show organisers, the Turriff District Agricultural Association (TDAA), has purchased a neighbouring field to the showground.
The number of Scottish pigs that can be transported to English slaughterhouses in the wake of the Brechin abattoir fire has been boosted to 12,000 a week following a Department of Transport extension to drivers’ hours.
A low supply of prime cattle on the market and lower carcase weights are boosting farmgate beef prices, according to Quality Meat Scotland.
The vertical cliffs, scree slopes and black rock faces of treacherous 3,800ft mountains push sheep farming in Glencoe off the scale of the “less favoured” designation .
After a year of deafening silence from farming ministers across the UK, new Defra minister, Michael Gove, barely six weeks into the job, unveiled his vision for a British Agriculture Policy.
Dairy giant Muller has revealed further details of a new contract option to allow farmers to fix the price of their milk for up to 12 months ahead.
A new £500,000 fund has been established to help farmers, land managers and small to medium-sized businesses in rural areas develop sustainable energy schemes.
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has appointed a group from the Lothians region as its 2017/18 presidential team.
A game-changing agreement has been reached between Scotland and Brazil on seed potato certification standards.
Confession: we did not get around to making sea buckthorn ice-cream as previously billed last column.
Farmers and crofters from across the north of Scotland flocked to auction marts in the north to see whether their hard work would deliver profit at the first of the autumn store lamb sales in Quoybrae, Lairg and Dingwall.
A group of 14 rural organisations has called on the UK Government to provide short-term certainty for industry ahead of the UK’s departure from Europe and the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap).
An Aberdeenshire pig farmer ditched his wellies and put on an apron for a visit to a north-east supermarket earlier this week as part of a drive to encourage shoppers to buy and cook more Scottish pork.
AHDB has issued a call for farmer and industry views on the future of carcase classification.
Agronomy firm Agrii has been unveiled as the new sponsor for the Turriff Show for the next two years.
Scottish Beltex breeders enjoyed a successful day of sales at Carlisle with averages up for both ram lambs and shearlings.
It was ladies’ day at Tarland Show on Saturday with the champion and reserve interbreed titles in both the beef and sheep sections going to female entries.
The Orkney County Show confirmed its long-held reputation for quality stock with an outstanding show of beef cattle – the best to be seen anywhere in the country – at Saturday’s show in the Bignold Park, Kirkwall.
Some of the finest cattle from across Scotland gathered at Keith Show for the Scottish Beef Supreme Cattle Championship.
UK supermarkets and scientists are working together to find ways of reducing potato greening which costs the industry and retailers almost £100million every year.
The announcement of £3million towards a new international laboratory for scientists from Dundee and China underlined Scotland’s global reputation for potato research at the Potatoes in Practice event.
Scotland’s farming union has hit out at retailers after investigations revealed 11% of lamb available in Scottish supermarkets is imported.
Two new beef and sheep grazing benchmarking groups are to be established later this month by red meat levy body Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
The biggest obstacles to getting a start in Scottish farming are the price of land and start-up finance.
A Nairnshire farming family has hailed a move into pig production as a valuable addition to its business enterprise.
Farmers and sheep breeders from across Scotland with gather at Lanark Mart later this month for the UK’s biggest show and sale of pedigree Texel sheep.
Farmers union NFU Scotland (NFUS) has called on milk processors to go easy on dairy farmers who are struggling to meet production estimates due to the recent spell of extremely wet weather.
Land agents body SAAVA has called for an urgent overhaul of the list of tenant farmers’ improvements that qualify for compensation once the tenant leaves the farm.
Tractor sales have bounced back with the number of new models registered in the first half of the year up by more than 10%, according to industry figures.
When Willie Hendry went to Thainstone livestock market to research the price of calves, he had little idea that he’d be coming home with a thought about how to revolutionise his beef business.