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Supermarket efforts to stock home-produced lamb in the run-up to Easter have been praised by farmers’ union NFU Scotland.
A young game and wildlife management trainee from the north of Scotland has been crowned cream of the crop at this year’s Lantra Learner of the Year Awards.
The efforts of a young chef from the north of Scotland to produce a showstopping meal with Aberdeen-Angus Scotch Beef were rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia.
Potato industry fears over the spread of the new Dark Green 37 strain of blight to England last year have prompted an appeal for more potato “scouts” to be on standby this season.
Farmers have been urged to properly assess safety risks in their businesses following two incidents south of the border.
Britain’s largest arable inputs and marketing firm has hailed a “very strong performance” with turnover and pre-tax profits up.
Retail giant Morrisons is set to process half a million Scottish lambs this year through its plant in Turriff.
The amount of potatoes in store in January reached a record 2.4million tonnes, according to AHDB Potatoes.
A mental health awareness campaign run by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SAYFC) has been recognised at the Scottish Rural Awards.
Sheep industry leaders have hit out at a report which claims lamb stew is the most polluting out of a range of classic British meals.
Muller is the latest dairy company to announce plans for a milk price cut.
The Scottish Government is making £250,000 available to promote locally produced food and drink.
The UK’s largest dog organisation has thrown its weight behind a campaign to encourage pet owners to be more “sheep-wise” when walking in the countryside.
Scotland’s farming leaders yesterday relished the prospect of finally being free of the shackles of the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) as they marked the 365-day countdown to Brexit with the launch of an alternative blueprint for agriculture.
Scotland’s largest agricultural society has hailed a successful year with increases in both income and membership.
First Milk has announced plans to change the way it pays farmers for their milk from the start of next month.
Limousin breeders from across Scotland will descend on the north-east this summer for the breed’s Scottish Grand Prix competition.
A coalition of 50 rural organisations and individuals has launched an appeal for government support to drive change in farm practices that could make Scotland the world’s first carbon-neutral farming sector by 2050.
North-east animal feed firm Harbro has hailed a successful year with an increase in both profits and turnover.
New research is under way to ascertain how crofting agriculture could be supported once the UK leaves Europe.
Despite being inadvertently caught up in a system aimed at large-scale sporting estates, Scottish farmers have been warned not to ignore demands for payment of shooting rates.
Agricultural policy is a devolved issue, potentially adding to the Brexit complexity and giving different parts of the UK the ability to develop their own approaches.
The Young farmers show and sale of overwintered cattle, held at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, saw Mark Robertson sweep the boards with a strong line-up of livestock.
The lambing season offers an ideal window to carry out routine management practices that improve animal health for the year ahead and farmers should take this opportunity to supply the necessary trace elements to their flocks.
Installing a robotic dairy has helped one Minnesota family overcome their staffing problems while giving an unexpected boost to cow health and productivity.
A Scottish farm which achieved outstanding wheat yields in one of its worst-performing fields in 2017 has signed up to the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) programme in a bid to match or even better its results.
NSA Scotsheep organisers are on the hunt for entries for the show and sale of ewe hoggs at this year’s event.
Producing an award-winning, juicy, tasty steak is about as good as it gets in terms of accolades for a beef farmer and last year’s winner of the Tesco Best Scotch Steak Competition is keen to repeat his success.
The farming sector’s reliance on subsidy support to make ends meet and the potentially devastating impact of Brexit on the beef and sheep sector were highlighted at a seminar in Perth.
The hunt is on to find the best soil from a farm or croft in Scotland.
The Scottish Government’s plans to create a single agency for forestry have met with a new strand of opposition, this time from the Forestry Commission Trade Unions (FCTU).
Russian, American, Scandinavian and French buyers are snapping up around 60% of the Scottish estates that come on the market, often in private deals.