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.
Shoppers could soon be able to scan a QR code on a packet of oats to trace their origin and ensure they are gluten-free.
Farmers tend not to think of themselves as estate owners, however, thanks to diversification, there are striking similarities.
Warnings over aggressive new blight strains which can take crops down in days were not lost on dozens of potato farmers who gathered yesterday on the AHDB’s “Spot” monitor farm near Blairgowrie.
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.
Pumpkins, red deer, tattie vodka and New Zealand dairy cows will be up for discussion at an event for new or aspiring farmers later this month.
The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) recently published the results of their 2018 Agricultural Land Occupation survey in which they assess the land occupation in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Farmers and landowners have enjoyed a tax system that has allowed succession to take place with little or no tax liability.
Charolais bulls achieved the highest price of the fixture at the closing day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
The farmers’ union has taken meat promotion into its own hands with the launch of a campaign calling on consumers to eat Scotch beef.