Warnings over aggressive new blight strains which can take crops down in days were not lost on dozens of potato farmers who gathered yesterday on the AHDB’s “Spot” monitor farm near Blairgowrie.
Pumpkins, red deer, tattie vodka and New Zealand dairy cows will be up for discussion at an event for new or aspiring farmers later this month.
The farmers’ union has taken meat promotion into its own hands with the launch of a campaign calling on consumers to eat Scotch beef.
A new blackberry breeding programme at the James Hutton Institute has enjoyed a hugely encouraging first year, according to fruit breeder Nikki Jennings.
The 2019-20 tax year commences on April 6 and it brings with it a number of changes.
The pig industry has appealed for border surveillance to be stepped up after DNA fragments of African Swine Fever (ASF) were found in illegally imported meat in passenger luggage at a Northern Ireland airport.
Scotland’s farmers have been promised post-Brexit support that is far more responsive to their needs than the ‘not fit for purpose’ Common Agricultural Policy under which the industry currently operates.
Scottish grain merchant WN Lindsay has blamed a difficult harvest in 2017 for a 27% drop in profits last year.
Scottish egg producer Farmlay Eggs enjoyed a boost in turnover and profits last year.
The launch of a public consultation concerning attacks on livestock by dogs has drawn strong support from NFU Scotland which says the issue is a blight on Scottish agriculture and is affecting more than 70% of livestock farms.