A small Aberdeenshire farm is set to play a big role in bringing vastly improved internet connectivity to some of the area’s most remote agricultural holdings.
North-east animal feed firm Norvite Animal Nutrition is back in the black.
Collaboration is key to the way Bob Simpson runs Castlemains Farm on the East Lothian coast, a 600-acre arable unit which has been in the family since 1892.
Trials involving the use of laser beams to keep birds away from crops have shown ‘great results’ according to a European research consortium which is now planning to test the same approach to keep deer, rabbits and rodents from also causing damage.
A good catalogue entry of horses and ponies for this year’s Royal Northern Spring Show was decimated thanks to the weather.
It’s not often the last animal in the ring attracts one of the day’s top bids, but trade for Charolais bulls got stronger as the Stirling sale progressed and concluded with a top bid of 12,000gn.
ANM Group has hailed a successful year with record shareholder investment of £6.5million.
A leading Scottish farmer claimed at AgriScot that over-zealous farm inspections have resulted in a widespread “climate of fear” in the industry.
The official launch of the government’s Brexit-inspired pilot seasonal workers scheme has been given a somewhat cool welcome in Scotland.
A diversified Aberdeenshire dairy farm is in the running for a top award.
It is consistently Scotland’s dearest market for finished cattle, and carries a nationwide reputation for selling top stock.
The young farmers’ bale art competition which caught the imagination of the public as they drove past fields decorated with giant straw sculptures last autumn, has been relaunched for a second year.
Curlers from across Scotland gathered in Perth last week for the Yara Farmers Curling Competition.
The deadline for entries in the AgriScot Arable Farm of the Year competition is just three weeks away
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.
The hunt is on to find the best beef and sheep farms in Scotland.
Increasing levels of criminality in the countryside have prompted the farmers’ union in England to call on Police and Crime Commissioners to make tackling rural crime a strategic objective all year round.
An intelligent ear tag which uses sensor technology could help dairy farmers make significant cost savings by shortening calving intervals and cutting veterinary bills.
Two Grantown crofters have won a prestigious new forestry award.
Entries are being sought for a new competition focused on finding the best new entrants to farming and crofting.
Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to a five-figure sum nine times yesterday at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Graham’s The Family Dairy is launching a limited edition glass milk bottle to commemorate its 80th year in business.
Shearers and fans of the sport flocked to Lochearnhead for the annual Scottish Blackface Shearing Championships where Calum Shaw, from Fife, won his first open Lochearnhead title.
A Simmental bull from the MacPherson family’s Blackford herd at Croy, near Inverness, scooped the champion of champions accolade at Nairn Show on Saturday, where the weather was kinder than anticipated.
The British Charolais Cattle Society has thanked "strong commercial interest" for an increase in averages at its spring show and sale of bulls in Carlisle.
The Christie family from Midtown of Glass at Huntly have reached the finals of the AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year competition which aims to showcase excellence in the production of cattle.
Urgent action is needed to reduce the number of deaths on Scottish farms and crofts, according to NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Vegetable growers are warning of possible shortages in the new year after this year’s series of extreme weather conditions led to low yields.
Scottish farm machinery dealer AM Phillip Agritech enjoyed a boost in turnover last year.
The hunt is on for two “forward-thinking” farmers who will be capable of demonstrating sustainable farming techniques after a three-year programme of training, technical support and mentoring.
It’s fair to say that Colin Slessor is fun-loving and certainly a character with a glint in his eye for the next quip.
Scotland’s farmers have received a wake-up call after statistics reveal five people were killed in agricultural accidents in the last 12 months.