Scottish farmers will soon wave goodbye to paper passports for cattle once a new electronic identification (EID) system, tracking cattle throughout their entire life, comes into force.
Tracking the health, welfare and performance of livestock on Scotland’s hill farms could soon become easier thanks to a next-generation ear tag which provides real-time data on animal behaviour from up to 10 miles away.
Farmers tend not to think of themselves as estate owners, however, thanks to diversification, there are striking similarities.
As businesses increase their digital presence and undertake more activity online, the risk of fraud and theft should be carefully considered with sufficient controls put in place to help minimise the risks posed.
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.
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.
The Scottish Arable Farmer of the Year is John Weir of Lacesston Farm, Gateside, Fife.
Charolais bulls achieved the highest price of the fixture at the closing day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has issued a plea for entries and nominations for two prestigious awards – the AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year and the AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year.
The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) recently published the results of their 2018 Agricultural Land Occupation survey in which they assess the land occupation in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.