Limousins proved popular at the May sale of pedigree bulls at Stirling, achieving the top price of 9,000gn lead bid and a clearance rate of 89% with 41 selling to average £4,474.
Pedigree breeders and commercial farmers gathered at United Auctions in Stirling for the May instalment of the Stirling bull sales.
It has taken just a couple of decades for contract farming to become a mainstream route for landowners and farmers to both grow and de-risk their businesses.
Soft fruit growers look set to benefit from new commercial-scale water saving research which is being developed to improve precision irrigation and fertigation techniques.
The Scottish Government has beenaccused of lacking vision for future agricultural policy after Brexit.