Beef producers are being told to prepare for the introduction of mandatory electronic identification (EID) tags for new-born calves from summer 2021.
Sir, – What shocking figures we’re seeing for the closing of High Street shops and the casting aside of shop assistants on to the scrapheap of unemployment (“New report showing 1,300 retail jobs lost in Tayside and Fife”, The Courier, October 25).
Madam, – So Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has confirmed he would grant Nicola Sturgeon IndyRef2 whenever she wishes (Labour would not block second referendum on independence, Courier, August 7).
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.
Madam, – Alex Orr implicitly concedes that the GERS figures are fairly accurate, and that an independent Scotland would face a deficit of around 7% of GDP, by failing to answer them in his letter (Fiscal straitjacket ditched in indy Scotland, Courier, August 27).
Madam, – I read the other day about Jacob Rees-Mogg’s campaign to be elected MP for Central Fife in 1997 and couldn’t believe he was unsuccessful!
Madam, – Drugs deaths in Scotland are appallingly common. Being an echo chamber of “progressive” liberalism, the SNP cannot muster anything in response beyond decriminalisation, “safe” injection facilities, tackling dealers and support for addicts.
Madam, – John Watson of Broughty Ferry Community Council is delighted that planning was refused on a 10 year vacant site and that “good sense prevailed”.
Former SNP leader and first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond is accused of a string of sex offences, including attempted rape.