Work on the building of a new £20 million state-of-the-art abattoir and meat processing plant at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, is set to start in early June – and scheduled to be complete by autumn next year.
Farmers are being reminded to “look out and look up” for power lines when working in fields this spring.
It is a well-known fact that commodities have not kept up with inflation.
The Scottish Government has signalled that it is prepared to increase already ambitious targets for new forestry planting and aim for 18,000ha of afforestation per year.
The new October deadline for the UK leaving the EU brought little comfort to Scottish farming leaders who yesterday called for emergency talks to prepare for the worst possible Brexit outcome.