Beef and sheep producers have been told to plan ahead for winter forage and straw supplies to avoid any nasty surprises.
Farmers are being encouraged to plan ahead as part of a new straw and feed campaign launched by NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Scotland's food and drink exports have grown by more than 10% in a year, according to new figures.
Profits are up at Scots animal feed firm Davidsons Animal Feeds despite a drop in turnover.
A Dutch farmers' co-operative with operations in the UK is looking into the merits of feeding live insects to broilers as a source of protein.
Scotland's largest animal feed manufacturer has hailed a successful year despite challenging trading conditions resulting in a £2.5million drop in turnover.