Sadly a record entry of Saler bulls at Stirling came in front of too few buyers and recorded a dip in the breed’s average of £3,105 on the year.
A Moray farming family led the charge in the Simmental sale ring at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Charolais bulls met a flying trade at yesterday’s Stirling Bull Sales with a new breed sale average set and a top price of 46,000gn paid.
Scotland’s farming union has called for immediate action to secure the future of migrant seasonal agricultural workers in the lead up to Brexit and beyond.
Aberdeenshire breeder Garry Patterson lifted the supreme championship title and the top price of 65,000gn at the early spring show and sale of Limousins at Carlisle.
Breeders from the north of Scotland were cream of the crop at the Simmental show at yesterday’s Stirling Bull Sales.
Scottish farmers are at risk if the UK leaves the single market and customs union, a new study has concluded.
Sheep numbers in Scotland could fall by more than half and beef cows by more than a quarter due to Brexit, a new study suggests.
Well-managed inbye grasslands are crucial to the sustainability of any hill sheep system.
John Deere has introduced a number of changes to its lower horsepower 5M and 5E Series tractors, which go up to 115 horsepower (hp).
John Deere’s first own design of tractor after its buyout of the Waterloo Gas Engine Co, the Model D, was a huge success but it was soon shown to be deficient after International Harvester launched its Farmall range of tractors. These tractors, as the named suggests, were able to do all farm tasks, including cultivation and belt work, and more importantly had the ability to work on inter-row tasks in growing crops.
A new “pay-as-you-go” contract for meat hygiene inspection in meat plants is to be introduced by
The Royal Northern Spring Show, to be held this year at its usual venue of Thainstone Centre on Wednesday, February 28, continues to go from strength-to-strength with every inch of available trade stand space sold and a waiting list of companies desperate to be accommodated.
A ban on live exports of animals, the introduction of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and a consultation on the expansion of “megafarms” are among the proposals in a 50-point animal welfare draft policy document which was launched yesterday by the Labour Party.
Following Nick’s consultation with a grazing expert, he is diligently forging ahead with plans for the pasture here at Rootfield.
A 10,000gn prizewinning Highland bull from the south of England was on his way to a tougher hill lifestyle at Dalmally last night.
The Scottish Government has been urged to consider introducing an agriculture qualification at the country’s secondary schools.
Relying on the picture postcard image of Highland cattle to promote the breed will no longer be enough to secure its future, the new president of the Highland Cattle Society has admitted.
The UK’s food and farming industry is calling on the Government to maintain free and frictionless trade with the EU.
Defra’s plan to focus post-Brexit farm funding on environmental projects was yesterday condemned as a “green screen” devised solely to enable the Treasury to withdraw direct support for food production.
Scottish Government is to run a nationally-funded loan scheme for 2017 Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) payments.
The future of farming lies in swarms of small-scale robotic tractors and machinery, rather than high horsepower tractors with precision tools hitched on the back.
Sutherland crofting stalwart Sandy Murray has been awarded one of NFU Scotland’s highest accolades.
A guide to Modern Limited Duration Tenancies (MLDTs) has been published by Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner Bob McIntosh.
UK and European wheat and barley crops could be under threat from stem rust, warn scientists.
The amount of potatoes sitting in storage on farms across the country is up by almost a quarter on last year, according to AHDB Potatoes.
Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC, has appointed a new faculty dean for the north of Scotland.
Scottish seed potatoes sent to Kenya have performed strongly on three trial sites, AHDB has revealed.
Sales of organic food and drink in Scotland increased by almost 20% last year, according to figures from the Soil Association.
A new smallholders association has been formed in Scotland to represent the 20,000 small-scale producers who farm 30 hectares of land or less.
Scottish tractor sales increased by 10% last year, according to figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA).
The importance of access to an EU migrant workforce was highlighted by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing during a visit to one of Scotland’s largest egg producers.