Farming and meat trade leaders have united in condemning a hugely damaging U-turn by the UK Government concerning a previously agreed improvement to sheep ageing rules as they apply to TSE regulations.
Charolais bulls met a flying trade at Stirling Bull Sales on Monday with a new breed sale average set and a top price of 46,000gn paid.
Fife Tractors has been named medium tractor and minor harvester dealer of the year 2015 by New Holland.
It is the time of year when hives of honey bees are being positioned on crops in time for the flowers to bloom and chances are the hives at the edge of oilseed rape fields in Perthshire and Angus will belong to Britain’s biggest bee farmer, Murray McGregor, Denrosa Apiaries, Coupar Angus.
The EU farm commissioner, Phil Hogan, has claimed that six EU member states could be in a position to resume beef exports to China by the end of the year.
Stratospheric prices of at least £13,000 an acre have been paid for land along the so-called “Golden Mile” between Dundee and Arbroath.
Farmers have been dealt a “slap in the face” by plans to charge them extortionate interest on emergency loans they only took out because of Scottish Government bungling.
With lambing fast approaching the past week has been spent getting fertiliser on parks and preparing sheds in case of bad weather for the expectant ladies. The ewes carrying twins and triplets receive concentrate feed and the singles on the hill get energy blocks. Your day soon disappears before they are fed and checked that all is well.
A remarkable war of words between two academics showed no signs of evolving into peace yesterday as a row over the work of Charles Darwin and relatively unknown Perthshire fruit farmer Patrick Matthew continued.
Invergowrie-based James Hutton Institute (JHI) has won almost half the £48 million scientific budget for agriculture, food and environment research announced yesterday by the Scottish Government.