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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.
The number of livestock worrying incidents reported to Police Scotland increased by more than 50% in the spring.
Farmers and crofters will be given advice on how to get the most from their pastures in a series of webinars by Scotland’s Rural College.
Sutherland farmers and shepherds went home delighted after the year’s landmark sale of North Country Cheviots at Lairg exceeded all expectations.
A quality line-up of cattle, sheep and horses from some of the best herds, flocks and studs in the north were paraded for one last time this summer at Keith Show yesterday.
Moray’s largest agricultural show was hailed a huge success as some of the finest livestock in Scotland was paraded yesterday.
The magnificent spectacle of more than 160 vintage tractors, all gleamingly polished, proved a major attraction for the packed ringside at Tarland Show.
Quality over quantity was the key to success at Orkney’s County Show as Elsie Wishart’s one and only North Country Cheviot ewe claimed the interbreed sheep title.
The Scottish Government has launched a national loan scheme to administer farm subsidy support from early October.
A well-known Highland farmer who toiled over a 700-acre farm for decades has died at the age of 94.
Moray ploughman Raymond Middleton is heading to Belgium this weekend to defend his title at the European Vintage Ploughing Championships.
Demand for farmland remains strong despite the challenges and uncertainties facing farm businesses, claims a leading agent.
A world-leading potato research team is using genes found in tubers from the west Mexican desert in the quest for new heat and drought-resistant varieties.
Despite somewhat dreich weather for the early morning judging, conditions soon cleared for Lorn Show, which in turn saw spectators out in force for the overall championships taking place on the scenic Tralee Beach location just outside Benderloch.
Beef farmers will soon be able to fine-tune their breeding programmes to select animals that grow more from eating less.
Farmers and crofters have been told to be careful of VAT and legal pitfalls when selling second-hand farm machinery.
A well-known pig farmer is this year’s recipient of NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) north-east region Unsung Hero award.
Grantown Show has been a favourite of many for its atmosphere and yesterday’s event was no different with spectators lining the ringsides and trade-stand aisles packed with visitors.
It was the Charolais cow from father and son duo John and Raymond Irvine of Inverlochy, Tomintoul, which took the supreme champion of champions title at a gloriously sunny Turriff Show yesterday.
Riders and equine enthusiasts were out in force at the Turriff Show.
A block of Bazooka winter barley has been crowned cream of the crop in this year’s Turriff Show cereals competition.
Each month we ask a young farmer for their views on farming and rural youth. This month we catch up with Alex Stephen
The European Commission has announced measures to help farmers who are grappling with drought conditions.
Joining the Aberdeen- Angus Society was never going to be an easy task.
The first AHDB Strategic Dairy Farm in Scotland has been revealed.