For a business, fuel is vital to keep things moving. And for one north-east company, their job is to ensure that bugs don’t bite into a company’s profits.
There was never going to be any escaping the effects of last year’s dreadful weather, a fact confirmed by the latest edition of Quality Meat Scotland’s Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability report.
Going by the results of the sale of North Country Cheviot lambs at Lairg it would seem there is some cautious confidence in the sheep sector.
Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, has raised the issue of giving farm tenants an absolute right to buy (ARTB) to a new level.