Five north-east farmers are to grow organic oilseed rape as part of a pilot project to produce locally-sourced organic animal feed with the aim of replacing imported materials.
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is attempting to sell off some of its Auchincruive campus in Ayrshire for the second time.
Despite some horrendous wet weather on the lead up to the event, exhibitors and spectators enjoyed a good dry day at Grantown Show yesterday, where a young Aberdeen-Angus bull from Neil and Mark Wattie, was presented the overall show champion of champions award.
Britain’s largest arable inputs and marketing firm has hailed a “very strong performance” with turnover and pre-tax profits up.
A top price of 11,000gn was paid at the Highland Cattle Society’s annual spring show and sale in Oban yesterday, where buyers were selective in their bidding and only prepared to fork out the cash for animals oozing quality.
A trip to Banchory Show to exhibit Oxford Down sheep in 1966 was the start of Gordon Christie’s lifelong commitment to help organise and run the leading north-east agricultural show.
The International Sheepdog Society’s supreme championship trial, held at Shandford Farm near Brechin, was won by Kevin Evans, from Wales, with Hybeck Blake.
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is hoping to make more than £1.25 million from the sale of its Ayrshire campus.
Scotland’s agricultural college edged into a financial deficit as it embarked on a significant restructuring which its leaders believe will make it fit for the 21st Century.
Seven members of the agricultural community have been recognised in this year’s Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) awards.
Fife-based vegetable producer and processor Kettle Produce saw turnover and profits increase last year.
Farmers and crofters are invited to attend a series of hustings next month ahead of NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) elections.
A farmer’s wife and mum-of-three from Glenurquhart, near Inverness, is gearing up for her second season of growing pumpkins after being the first to establish a pick-your-own pumpkin patch in the Highlands.
More than £16,000 was raised at a charity stockjudging event in memory of the late Press and Journal farming editor Joe Watson.
A Highland cow from Fife has been unveiled as the face of this year’s Royal Highland Show.
British vets have called for a promotional drive to get high-welfare veal and goat meat back on the table to reduce the need to kill unwanted male animals.
The outgoing chairman of Scotland’s largest machinery ring has called for some of the £160 million convergence funding to be used to fund training schemes for youngsters.
A 25-year-old contract sheep shearer and farm labourer from Callander is the latest new entrant to benefit from a government scheme to provide public sector land for aspiring farmers.
David Johnstone has been reappointed chairman of Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) for another year.
A leading Perthshire producer has called on fellow farmers to forego their individual shares of next year’s allocation of EU convergence funds and agree to the money being invested in innovation, research and new technologies that will deliver long-term benefits.
The true identity of hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of Limousin bulls is in doubt this week following the withdrawal of passports from dozens of animals that can be traced back to Dunkeld pedigree cattle breeder, Stuart Fotheringham’s Ballinloan herd.
ANM Group has hailed a successful year with members set to receive their share of a £36,000 trading bonus.
The pace of implementing the Ag Holdings section of the 2016 Lands Reform Act has been painfully slow and the timetable seems to be slipping by the month.
North-east animal feed firm Norvite Animal Nutrition dipped into the red last year despite experiencing a boost in sales.
Scottish tractor sales increased by 10% last year, according to figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA).
British Wool has opened applications for its new entrants support scheme.
Farmers from across Scotland gathered in Perth last week for the 34th annual Yara Farmers Curling Competition.
The former chief executive of ANM Group, Brian Pack, who died earlier this week, was a hugely inspirational figure in Scottish agriculture whose influence percolated right through the farming industry.
A number of food processing companies in the north and north-east have received their share of funding from the Scottish Government.
Farmers from Aberdeenshire and Shetland are among the winners in this year’s Marks and Spencer Select Farm Awards.
Beef Shorthorns being dispersed from the Anderson family’s Smallburn pedigree herd near Elgin peaked at 5,800gn for a cow-and-calf outfit at Dingwall Mart.
The summer show season is always a great time to catch up with news, meet up with friends and appreciate the magnificent display of livestock and other produce which show off the best of rural Scotland.