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Pig slaughtering will grind to a standstill at Brechin abattoir on Monday when supplies of vital CO2 gas used in the stunning process run out.
Day two in the sheep rings saw the Texel section prove as busy as ever, with spectators crowding the ring to witness two north-east breeders claim the top awards.
Scottish scientists have developed pigs resistant to one of the industry’s most costly diseases.
The Scottish Government’s climate change ambitions and the wider anti-red meat lobby pose a bigger threat to the farming sector than Brexit, according to the chairman of the industry promotional body, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Future rural policy should put the environment and other public goods at the heart of farming and land management.
Central Scotland farmers have scooped the top awards in the James Hutton Institute’s (JHI) annual best soil competition.
UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove left the Royal Highland showground last night after spectacularly failing to give the Scottish farming industry the one key assurance it demanded - that the long-promised review into the allocation of £160 million of convergence funding would go ahead.
The husband and wife team of Colin and Izzy Laird had a day to remember at the Highland Show yesterday when Izzy’s Jersey cow took the interbreed title with Colin’s Holstein in reserve.
The Scottish red meat sector is weathering the storm of Brexit uncertainty and investing for the future.
Failure to address the ongoing decline in Scottish livestock numbers may result in smaller entries of animals at the Royal Highland Show in future years.
Sheep coupled support payments worth £7 million will start arriving in the bank accounts of farmers and crofters in the next few weeks.
A leading north-east commercial beef farm has been unveiled as the host for Scotland’s Beef Event 2019.
Farmers and crofters across the north and north-east of Scotland continued to make silage before the weather broke in the middle of the week.
An agricultural officer and a former agricultural lecturer have completed a 210-mile walk to raise funds for rural charity RSABI.
Inventive engineering is alive and well in agriculture judging by the latest crop of Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) innovation awards sponsored by Hillhouse Quarry Group.
A childhood obsession with Jacob sheep will reach its zenith for Fife breeder Mike Munro next week when he shows the cream of his Kinloch flock at the Royal Highland Show for the first time.
Place a bet on which new machines will grab the headlines after the Royal Highland Show and a new self-propelled diet feeder from Kverneland should be a safe enough punt.
Thanks to the incredible sunny weather of late, Nick is delighted to have his first-cut silage in and covered.
A pair of well-known faces on the agricultural show circuit is preparing to take a team of 10 commercial cattle to the Royal Highland Show next week.
Vets have raised concerns over the lack of information on how much meat is exported from the UK from animals that have not been stunned before slaughter.
Entries are open for this year’s Cairngorms Nature Farm Award.
A consultation on the future of the rural economy in Scotland was launched yesterday by the National Council of Rural Advisers (NCRA).
A record number of lambs were lost during the 2018 lambing season, according to the National Fallen Stock Company (NFSCo).
First Milk has announced a price increase of 1.2ppl from July 1.
Leading farmers, vets and livestock health experts say the time has come to develop a scheme to control the sheep industry curse of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA).
Silage-making is in full swing on farms and crofts across the north and north-east.
Highland Grain has evolved from a farmer-owned grain facility with capacity for 4,000 tonnes of barley to one bursting at the seams with storage for 40,000 tonnes.
New research from Aberdeen University has confirmed what many farmers already know - that they take risks because they put financial implications ahead of their personal safety.
Scottish seed potato growers are being urged to consider Cuba as an export destination for their produce.
Scottish researchers are leading a new study designed to improve British sheep genetics for the entire supply chain.
Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has defended its decision to sell a 278-acre tenanted farm on the Fochabers Estate.
Farmers, crofters and land managers submitted their Single Application Form online in record numbers this year.