Industry promotion bodies in Scotland, Wales and England are continuing to work together to counter what they describe as serious “misinformation” on the health benefits of meat.
The worst fears for farmers, caught up in a no-deal Brexit, have been heightened by the release of a new industry report showing that such an outcome would cause significant upheaval for Britain’s beef and sheep producers.
Warnings over aggressive new blight strains which can take crops down in days were not lost on dozens of potato farmers who gathered yesterday on the AHDB’s “Spot” monitor farm near Blairgowrie.
Advice on how to achieve high tattie yields with low input costs will be given at the final Strategic Potato Farm (SPot) open day next month.
Top-notch seed tattie growers who are keen to make constructive changes to their businesses are being head-hunted by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
A new field-based arable event for Scotland, focusing on innovative and sustainable farming, is to be staged at Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie, on July 2.
Eating dairy products makes people happy, claims AHDB.
Robotic harvesters could become commonplace on Scottish raspberry farms within five to 10 years.
A free video designed to help fruit pickers develop essential skills has been produced for fruit growers by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
The latest figures on British grower-held potato stocks show the effects of the poor growing season in 2018.
Satellite technology could transform planting and irrigation planning for potato growers.
Potato packers and processors have altered specifications to reduce waste, in order to get the most out of this season’s smaller crop, says the AHDB.
A campaign highlighting the nutritional benefits of potatoes has been thanked for a rise in tattie sales.
Growers are invited to learn about improving soil health at a series of agronomy workshops next month.
Allowing imports of chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to AHDB.
British lamb could soon be served in restaurants in India.
A new Great Britain-wide campaign to highlight the role of red meat in a healthy diet was launched yesterday.
AHDB has announced a number of changes to its team in Scotland.
AHDB is offering farmers discounted places on a management training scheme.
Farmers have been asked to share their views on the role of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
Advice on how to manage limited straw stocks is being made available to farmers and crofters by AHDB.
Beef farmers will soon be able to fine-tune their breeding programmes to select animals that grow more from eating less.
Farm promotion bodies from Scotland, England and Wales are joining forces to explain the benefits of eating red meat.
Conditions in Scotland’s potato fields are fast approaching those experienced during the infamous drought of 1976, when yields crashed, scarcity created demand and prices rocketed to an unprecedented £300/tonne.
Scottish growers are moving away from winter barley to spring varieties, according to AHDB.
Scottish seed potato growers are being urged to consider Cuba as an export destination for their produce.
British red meat and dairy products were on display at a major international food and drink show in Canada this week.
Farmers in the UK need to become more ambitious about driving productivity in agriculture — starting by acknowledging that they aren’t the best food producers in the world.
Growers had approximately 1.3million tonnes of tatties in storage at the end of March, according to figures from AHDB Potatoes.
The global appetite for British cheese is growing with the value of exports up 23% last year to £615 million.
The resilience of different spring barley varieties is being put to the test as part of an AHDB project.
AHDB is to combine its knowledge transfer (KT) teams for the cereals and potato sectors.