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The long-term viability of beef and sheep farms is questionable in a post-Brexit era, warns farm consultancy firm Andersons.
Young farmers from across the north and north-east will descend on Inverurie next week for ANM Group’s Young Farmers’ overwintered cattle show and sale at the Thainstone Centre.
North-east egg producer Farmlay Eggs has hailed a successful year despite experiencing a 23% drop in profits.
The chief of Scotland’s crofting union has spoken out in favour of women-only agricultural training.
Our particular spot in the Highlands may have escaped the snow during the big freeze recently, but we weren’t immune to the sub zero temperatures.
The cost of dog attacks on Scottish livestock has quadrupled in the last two years to more than £50,000, NFU Scotland (NFUS) has revealed.
A major constitutional stushie has erupted between the Scottish and UK governments. Nothing new in that you might think, but this time it is the future of Scottish farming that is right at the heart of the row.
I have spent a lot of time in the past year talking about the challenges – and opportunities – facing hill farming and crofting.
While top dressing, fertiliser spreading, calving or lambing may be the immediate concerns of most farmers, some brave souls are also getting to grips with preparations for a task a little out of their comfort zone.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) yesterday welcomed the introduction of “any process” which would improve the traceability of food and ensure it was what it claimed to be.
The impact of last autumn’s challenging weather on Scotland’s arable farmers has been confirmed by official government statistics which show the area of winter-sown cereals dropped by 11% in the year to December 2017.
The level of dissatisfaction in farm tenant and landlord relationships is relatively low, claims Scotland’s tenant farming commissioner Bob McIntosh.
Farmers and crofters have been urged to take better care of their health.
A high profile two-month campaign to boost sales of Scotch Beef will be launched on Monday by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
A north-east dairy farming family has launched a Crowdfunder bid to raise money to buy 10 new Jersey cows.
The ongoing drive to get more women involved in agriculture continued this week with news that a series of women-only farming events is set to kick off next week.
North-east animal feed firm Norvite Animal Nutrition dipped into the red last year despite experiencing a boost in sales.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is on the hunt for a new chairman and up to four board members.
While beavers might have been grabbing all the headlines as far as reintroduced species are concerned, a university researcher is keen to gather information on the extent of what he believes is a growing population of wild boar located in the Perthshire and Angus area.
North-east farmers’ co-operative ANM Group has hailed a record amount of share capital investment by members.
A series of women-only agricultural events are set to take place across Scotland later this month.
Crisp manufacturer Mackie’s at Taypack is tracking towards a strong year of progress after making inroads into both domestic and export markets.
One of the country’s main soft fruit and vegetable growers has hit out at special wage rates set by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board, warning they put Scottish growers at a “competitive disadvantage” to growers south of the border.
The importance of maximising soil health to boost grass production is the focus of next week’s Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting.
Scottish potato growers could increase yields by reducing tillage operations in the planting process and by cutting the amount of nitrogen applied to the crop.
While official figures released yesterday showed that average farm incomes for 2016-17 had risen 94% on the year, the hourly earnings of more than 45% of farmers stood below the national minimum wage.
Plans to build a new £1.6million micro-abattoir on Skye have moved a step closer with the launch of a major fundraising drive.
More than a third of Scottish livestock farmers are planning to invest in animal welfare over the next 12 months, according to a survey by McDonald’s.
We have joined up with Aberdeen & Northern Marts to launch a farming survey – and we want to know your views!
Loan offer letters for Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments will begin arriving on farms and crofts across Scotland in the weeks ahead.
An application has been lodged to gain Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for Scottish wild venison.
Farmers and crofters are being urged to avoid blanket treatment with antibiotics at lambing time.