Farmers are a pretty resilient bunch and they will normally cope with the effects of a couple of wet days without paying too much attention to media hype.
It seems the latest effort to amalgamate Scotland’s two agricultural winter shows have come to nought.
An upland beef and sheep producer near Stirling has successfully boosted his suckler cow net margin by £2,000 following a decision to away-winter his cattle.
The Scottish farming community has been left shocked by the news of the tragic death of Borders farmer Jim Sharp at the age of 66.
FIRST MILK, the UK’s only major farmer-owned dairy company, has announced the appointment of Sir Jim Paice MP, formerly agriculture and food minister at Defra, as company chairman.
The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society has appointed Neil Caul as assistant breed secretary.
The ANM Group has purchased 139-acres of farmland at Cairnton Farm, Inverurie, which adjoins the cooperative’s existing land and Aberdeen & Northern Marts’ premises at Thainstone Agricultural Centre.
Within hours of the latest steps towards CAP reform being agreed the team from Andersons Farm Business Consultants were on their feet at an Edinburgh seminar outlining how the measures might be implemented.
Farmers across Scotland had to fork out an additional 6% for the cost of renting agricultural land last year, according to statistics released by Holyrood.
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has plenty difficult decisions to make in coming months as he sets about implementing the new Common Agricultural Policy.