Banning livestock movement between farms and effectively shutting the countryside in the face of another foot- and-mouth (FMD) outbreak may not be the best approach, according to new research from Warwick University.
Scotland’s rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing has accused the prime minister of trying to renege on his promise to return £160 million of EU convergence funds to Scottish farmers.
Farmers and crofters with waterlogged fields as a result of water being pumped away from flooded houses or roads may be entitled to compensation, claim lawyers.
The bulk of this year’s harvest still needs to be cut, driving fears that spring barley, oilseed rape, wheat and oats will all ripen at the same time, putting pressure on manpower and equipment.
The ANM Group has launched a major campaign in Angus and Perthshire to attract new livestock business for its Thainstone Mart at Inverurie.
Scotland’s sheep industry brushed aside dire predictions of post-Brexit annihilation yesterday and quietly got on with the business of selling and buying lambs at one of the country’s landmark sales.
A Scottish Government summit to address the continued decline in beef prices failed to find a solution to the sector’s woes yesterday.
Kinross Show has rarely been beaten by the weather in its 179-year history but last weekend, for the first time in living memory, torrential rain stopped the organisers in their tracks.
A brave decision by the organisers to go ahead with Aberfeldy Show despite the horrendous conditions was well rewarded when the day, for the most part, welcomed glorious sunshine at Wade’s Park.
Red meat processors have hit back at accusations they are not doing enough to help the beef sector.