Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has welcomed the introduction of “any process” which would improve the traceability of food and ensure it was what it claimed to be.
The rolling Fife field of Zulu wheat which has divided farming opinion across the region has yielded an average 4.57t/acre across its 32-acres.
Nine Scottish livestock organisations have committed to getting a voluntary electronic tagging (EID) pilot scheme in place by the end of 2018.
Meat may be off the menu in Edinburgh schools, but in Perthshire a primary class has helped a local butcher scoop a gold award for its Scotch lamb and mint burgers.
Pig slaughtering will restart at Brechin abattoir in the middle of next week if supplies of vital CO2 gas for the humane stunning process are delivered as promised.
Maltsters are taking a pragmatic approach to nitrogen tolerance in Scottish spring barley this season by accepting samples at up to 1.85 rather than the usual cut-off point of 1.65.
Complex and conflicting advice on how to counter anthelmintic resistance is dissuading sheep farmers from taking steps to deal with the problem.
Scotland’s farming leaders yesterday relished the prospect of finally shaking off the shackles of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as they marked the 365-day countdown to Brexit with the launch of an alternative blueprint for agriculture.
Widespread fears that veganism poses a growing threat to the future of the UK dairy sector dominated the opening day of the Semex Dairy Conference in Glasgow.
An Angus farm steading is scheduled to open as a “field to bottle” visitor centre in October following an investment of £150,000 and support from the rural development scheme.