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.
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.
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.
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.
Farmers and landowners have enjoyed a tax system that has allowed succession to take place with little or no tax liability.
The farmers’ union has taken meat promotion into its own hands with the launch of a campaign calling on consumers to eat Scotch beef.
Charlotte Young of Hall Stud, Ayr, continued her winning form at Lanark Foal Show by taking both the foal championship and reserve with Doura Imelda, a May-born filly foal.
I’ll be the first to admit I normally skip over health and safety articles.
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.