The image of Luing cattle is entwined with the challenging land of their Hebridean heritage, but breed enthusiasts visiting Fife next week will find evidence they are just as suited to the gentler climes of the East Neuk.
A sunny summer Saturday turned out to be a mixed blessing for Doune and Dunblane Show.
One of Scotland’s most successful farm co-operatives celebrated 60 years of trading this week by inviting members to view their latest infrastructure investments ahead of the harvest rush.
Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt says one of his first tasks as prime minister would be to develop an immigration system that recognises the “distinct needs” of Scottish farming.
Arable farmers have been told to stop wasting time being defensive about the inevitable loss of agrochemicals and instead accept they will have to adopt new crop protection techniques.
Scots led the form at the Scottish Blackface Sheep Shearing Championships at Lochearnhead when two natives headed up the open final and won the annual test match versus New Zealand.
Cattle floats, trailers and horse boxes were loaded up with hundreds of prize-winners and thousands of also-rans last night as farmers made their weary way home after a vintage Royal Highland Show.
Perthshire Charolais breeder Major David Walter was already planning a big party this summer but the celebrations started early on Saturday when his two-year-old heifer won the Royal Highland Show’s highest cattle award, the beef interbreed championship.
Scottish farming turned on style and smiles on the opening day of the Royal Highland Show, but if the findings of a new survey are accurate, the annual spectacle has become an elaborate façade for an industry in crisis.
As the cream of Scotland’s livestock goes on parade at Ingliston, the Royal Highland Show’s main sponsors have called on farmers to examine the opportunities for land outwith traditional agriculture.