Farm leaders yesterday called on the newly elected Conservative majority UK Government to take steps to end the Brexit uncertainty which has been hanging over the sector for more than two years.
National Sheep Association
An initiative to promote the flavour and diversity of Britain’s native sheep breeds has been launched by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
Scottish sheep producers are invited to a meeting next month to discuss ways to “set the sheep farming record straight”.
The UK Government has assured farmers and crofters that widespread livestock culls are not being considered as part of contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit.
A leading beef and sheep farm near Dundee has been unveiled as the host of next year’s NSA Scotsheep event.
World-renowned former Scottish shearing champion Colin MacGregor was awarded one of the sheep industry’s most prestigious accolades at yesterday’s Highland Sheep event in Caithness.
Uncertainty is stifling the agricultural industry and farmers have to fight for the sector in a way they have never done before.
Farmers and crofters have been urged to think carefully before importing livestock from areas that are known to be infected with Bluetongue virus (BTV).
Sheep farm leaders are highly critical of some of the farm-based climate change recommendations outlined by the Committee for Climate Change and the UN, claiming they are unbalanced and based on “inadequate science”.
Plans to change the way sheep are aged prior to slaughter have officially been put on hold.
Farm leaders welcomed the extension to Brexit negotiations until the end of October and called on politicians to use the time wisely to avoid a no-deal exit from the EU.
At just 29, and already the chairwoman of both the National Sheep Association (NSA) in Scotland and the farmers’ union’s Clydesdale branch, Biggar farmer Jen Craig has shot holes in the charge that women struggle to make an impact in agriculture.
Young people with an interest in the sheep industry are invited to enter this year’s National Sheep Association (NSA) Next Generation Shepherd of the Year competition.
Two travel bursaries, worth £2,750 each, are available for young people working in the sheep industry.
Farming and meat trade leaders have united in condemning ‘a hugely damaging U-turn’ by the UK Government.
A new top team is in place at NSA Scotland.
The failure of Westminster politicians to agree on an EU withdrawal plan prompted most rural leaders to reiterate their fears of a no-deal scenario and repeat demands for frictionless trade with Europe, equivalence in the standard of imports and access to seasonal and permanent workers.
The Scottish Government has confirmed further cuts to Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments for the next two years.
Farm leaders have branded a campaign encouraging people to go vegan for January as misleading.
Farm leaders have hailed the UK Government’s decision to reject plans to reintroduce lynx into the Kielder Forest in Northumberland.
All imports of sheep meat to the UK must be stopped in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit, claims the National Sheep Association (NSA).
A Caithness farm has been unveiled as the venue for next year’s Highland Sheep event.
A well-known sheep industry stalwart from Dunblane was yesterday awarded the National Sheep Association (NSA) Scotland’s Silver Salver award.
An ambitious bid to turn Scotland’s £200million sheep industry into a £1 billion rural powerhouse has been launched by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
The sandy shore fields of Kings Arms Farm enjoy some of the best views in south-west Scotland, but more significantly for the thousands of farmers who are expected to flock to Scotsheep 2018, they consistently produce top quality early lambs.
The merger of supermarket giants Asda and Sainsbury’s has sent alarm bells ringing in farming circles.
Sheep industry leaders have hit out at a report which claims lamb stew is the most polluting out of a range of classic British meals.
The Scottish Government has spoken out against UK Government plans to ban all live exports of livestock.
Police statistics have revealed that the number of livestock worrying incidents across Scotland has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
The prospect of Eurasian lynx being released in Scotland will move a step closer in the next few weeks when campaigners hold a public meeting in Argyllshire.
A well-known sheep farmer from the north-east was out at an Aberdeen supermarket encouraging shoppers to put more Scotch Lamb in their shopping basket.
The group advocating a trial release of Eurasian lynx in the Borders has turned the tables on the sheep industry by proposing that profits from ecotourism could be used to improve lamb welfare.