The rolling Fife field of Zulu wheat which has divided farming opinion across the region has yielded an average 4.57t/acre across its 32-acres.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has welcomed the introduction of “any process” which would improve the traceability of food and ensure it was what it claimed to be.
A letter expressing “very grave concern” about the current state of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), signed by 120 Royal Highland Show (RHS) members, exhibitors and stewards was sent this week to RHS directors, calling on them to take action.
Fresh from his win at Livescot on Saturday, Wilson Peters made the journey from Crieff to Thainstone worthwhile by winning the overall champion at yesterday’s Christmas Classic with a home-bred heifer.
The future of Oban as the venue for sales of Highland cattle has been put in doubt after entries of cows and heifers at the traditional centre plummeted this year.
Maltsters are taking a pragmatic approach to nitrogen tolerance in Scottish spring barley this season by accepting samples at up to 1.85 rather than the usual cut-off point of 1.65.
Defra has launched a ‘farm-to-fork’ traceability system for farm livestock which will be up and running ahead of the UK leaving the EU next year.
Meat may be off the menu in Edinburgh schools, but in Perthshire a primary class has helped a local butcher scoop a gold award for its Scotch lamb and mint burgers.
A “head-to-toe tremendous” Limousin heifer shone above all the other breeds of livestock paraded at Perth Show to win the champion of champions title.
Nine Scottish livestock organisations have committed to getting a voluntary electronic tagging (EID) pilot scheme in place by the end of 2018.