Upland farmers and managers need to ditch their single species approach to land and spread the economic risks by embracing forestry, conservation and even the concept of rewilding.
An exceptional block of prime Angus land extending to almost 800 acres is coming on the market later this week with a price tag of £7.4 million.
The adoption of a new DNA test to authenticate the pedigree of all Aberdeen-Angus calves will put the breed in the vanguard of genomic technology, retiring Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society president, Victor Wallace, told a packed annual at Stirling.
Scotland’s environment agency is in discussion with Government ministers over financial incentives which would encourage farmers to get involved in future flood defences.
Spring has been slow to start this year.
Scotland’s burgeoning Young Farmers movement has enjoyed an influx to its membership over the last year.
Scottish dairy farmers have been told they need to start producing higher quality milk if they want to meet the demands of a burgeoning number of artisan cheese makers.
Britain’s largest arable inputs and marketing firm has blamed a “tough trading environment” for a £71.757 million drop in turnover.
QMS urges commercial beef producers to make most of Bull Selection Made Simple a Guide For The Commercial Buyer
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is urging commercial beef producers to take advantage of a Bull Selection Made Simple guide to assist them with the selection of the right bull for their herds.
Courier readers were last week puzzling over a 1950 photo showing a group of Forfar farmers.