The leader of Scotland’s red meat processors has slammed anti-meat lobbyists for allegedly making claims which cannot be backed up with independent evidence.
Fife’s highest profile field of wheat of 2018 achieved 63% of its potential yield and came 52nd out of the 210 fields entered in national crop improvement trials.
Demand for farms in Fife, Perthshire and Angus remained strong and sold at prices above the national average in 2018 according to land agents, Galbraiths.
Scientists and vets have identified the risk of a heightened liver fluke challenge this winter and are urging sheep farmers to consider testing for the disease.
A new-generation vaccine for foot and mouth disease could transform the handling of any future outbreak and reduce the lockdown in the countryside by months.