The image of Luing cattle is entwined with the challenging land of their Hebridean heritage, but breed enthusiasts visiting Fife next week will find evidence they are just as suited to the gentler climes of the East Neuk.
A smart camera crop treatment system, designed to enable farmers to reduce standard agrochemical usage by up to 90%, is being developed by Angus-based SoilEssentials.
A sunny summer Saturday turned out to be a mixed blessing for Doune and Dunblane Show.
One of Scotland’s most successful farm co-operatives celebrated 60 years of trading this week by inviting members to view their latest infrastructure investments ahead of the harvest rush.
Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt says one of his first tasks as prime minister would be to develop an immigration system that recognises the “distinct needs” of Scottish farming.
Fears that farmers’ use of some types of AD digestate on land used to grow malting barley could see grain rejected have been resolved by assurance provider Scottish Quality Cereals (SQC).
Arable farmers have been told to stop wasting time being defensive about the inevitable loss of agrochemicals and instead accept they will have to adopt new crop protection techniques.
Scots led the form at the Scottish Blackface Sheep Shearing Championships at Lochearnhead when two natives headed up the open final and won the annual test match versus New Zealand.
Cattle floats, trailers and horse boxes were loaded up with hundreds of prize-winners and thousands of also-rans last night as farmers made their weary way home after a vintage Royal Highland Show.
Perthshire Charolais breeder Major David Walter was already planning a big party this summer but the celebrations started early on Saturday when his two-year-old heifer won the Royal Highland Show’s highest cattle award, the beef interbreed championship.