Pumpkins, red deer, tattie vodka and New Zealand dairy cows will be up for discussion at an event for new or aspiring farmers later this month.
A new blackberry breeding programme at the James Hutton Institute has enjoyed a hugely encouraging first year, according to fruit breeder Nikki Jennings.
The 2019-20 tax year commences on April 6 and it brings with it a number of changes.
Scotland’s farmers have been promised post-Brexit support that is far more responsive to their needs than the ‘not fit for purpose’ Common Agricultural Policy under which the industry currently operates.
Scottish grain merchant WN Lindsay has blamed a difficult harvest in 2017 for a 27% drop in profits last year.
Scottish egg producer Farmlay Eggs enjoyed a boost in turnover and profits last year.
The launch of a public consultation concerning attacks on livestock by dogs has drawn strong support from NFU Scotland which says the issue is a blight on Scottish agriculture and is affecting more than 70% of livestock farms.
Profits fell by 14% at Scotland’s largest egg producer last year.
Potato sector officials say they’re working together to make sure key seed potato buyers in countries such as Egypt, Morocco and Israel, get the right post-Brexit messages concerning product standards and quality.
There is little indication any breeding herd rebuilding is going on at present, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).