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Summer recess provides a welcome opportunity to get out and about in Scotland, attending shows from the Highlands to the south-west, visiting communities and businesses and hearing first-hand how things are in our rural economy.
An Angus farm steading is scheduled to open as a “field to bottle” visitor centre in October following an investment of £150,000 and support from the rural development scheme.
A New Zealand farmer is coming to Scotland later this month for a series of motivational talks on resilience in farming.
Each month we ask a young farmer for their views on farming and rural youth. This month we caught up with Sarah Mowat
Aberdeenshire breeder Robbie Wilson achieved the top price of 16,000gn at the English National Texel Sale in Worcester.
Breed societies are always thrilled to see youngsters come into a breed with great enthusiasm as they are the future.
The board of dairy firm Arla Foods has proposed paying out its entire 2018 profit to farmers, many of whom are struggling following this summer’s drought across Europe.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has called on the Scottish Government to pull out all the stops to ensure all outstanding 2017 farm subsidy payments are made as soon as possible.
The deadline for entries in the AgriScot Arable Farm of the Year competition is just three weeks away
Riders from the north and north-east held their own at the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials with Aberdeen-based riders claiming the top two spots in the BE90 Scottish Championships
Livestock farmers have been urged to create a winter fodder plan.
The Scottish Government has failed to confirm whether applications for its New Entrants Capital Grant Scheme will be accepted after its final deadline on Friday.
Two north-east ploughmen are preparing to represent Scotland in the World Ploughing Championships.
Clydesdale breeders and enthusiasts from far and wide gathered on Saturday for the City of Aberdeen Clydesdale Horse Show at Duthie Park.
Trade rose by more than £700 on the year (but for 89 fewer sold) at the Scottish National Show and Sale of Texel rams at Lanark, where prices peaked at 125,000gn.
A top price of £4,000 was achieved for the overall champion at the Thainstone Spectacular show and sale.
Almost 500 farm businesses are still waiting to receive Basic Payment Scheme monies for 2016-17.
A new vet nursing degree has been launched by Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC.
The number of beef-sired calves registered in the first half of the year was back 2.3%, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
North-east agronomist Lewis McKerrow has joined crop specialist Hutchinsons as its new digital farming manager.
Advice on how to manage limited straw stocks is being made available to farmers and crofters by AHDB.
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) is donating £42,000 to rural charity RSABI over the next three years.
Farmers and crofters have been advised to take steps to protect their sheep from ticks.
Applications for the New Entrants Capital Grant Scheme, a key plank of the Scottish Rural Development Programme, will only be accepted for another two weeks.
A Beltex breed record was set when a shearling ram from Newton Stewart breeders Neale and Janet McQuistin went under the hammer for 65,000gn.
Buyers from across the country will seek out prize-winning cattle, suitable for further exhibition, at next week’s Thainstone’s Spectacular.
A three-year-old Charolais cow was crowned cream of the crop at the Scottish Beef Supreme Cattle Championship at Keith Show.
A leading producer of hay and haylage has warned of shortages this season.
A new centre record was set when a shearling ram sold for 2,100gn at the Scottish Jacob sale at St Boswells.
Somewhat unexpectedly, the summer holidays have flown by.
Asda, the Co-operative and Waitrose have come under fire by NFU Scotland (NFUS) for failing to stock Scotch Lamb.
Harvest 2018 progress reports from across Scotland confirm an impending shortage of straw despite more farmers choosing to bale, rather than chop.