NFU Scotland


Stronger actions needed to sniff out swine fever

October 8, 2019

The devastating impact of African swine fever (ASF) on pork production in China continues to send shock waves around the world, alerting pig farmers everywhere to the enormous threat posed by the disease once it arrives in a new country.


Farming union calls red meat crisis meeting

September 28, 2019

A red meat crisis meeting has been called by NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) north-east office bearers to discuss current “unsustainable” beef prices and the pressures which are also being felt by sheep producers.


Government launches land matching service for farmers

September 27, 2019

A land matching service has been launched by the Scottish Government with the aim of connecting potential new entrants into the industry with owners who have land available, backed by the provision of “unbiased guidance and support” for both parties.


NFUS to take Asda to task over choice of lamb

August 29, 2019

More than half of the lamb on sale in Scottish supermarkets visited by shoppers for NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) Shelfwatch survey was branded Scotch Lamb this month, compared to 45% at the same time last year.


Scottish Government to host beef summit

August 3, 2019

A Scottish Government beef summit is to be chaired by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in the next few weeks, hard on the heels of this week’s NFU Scotland (NFUS) industry meeting in Inverurie.


Defra dashes hopes of EU beef bailout

June 24, 2019

Any optimism that Westminster would press the EU to provide a bailout for the UK beef industry along the lines of the package agreed for Ireland was dashed at the Royal Highland Show by a visiting Defra minister.