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.
The destination tags on the row of eight shiny red destoners in ScanStone’s assembly hall read Australia, the Czech Republic, Sweden, counties across England – and a nearby farm in Angus.
A six-week marketing campaign aimed at inspiring consumers to buy Scotch lamb will be launched on Monday.
Fuel processing giant Petroineos has called farmers to a meeting to discuss growing industry concerns that red diesel is causing damage to farm machinery.
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.
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.
Livestock post-mortem examination (PM) facilities are to be axed in Perth and Ayr from next year in a cost-cutting move announced by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).