The farming calendar – and some poor planning by my parents back in January 1991 – means I have spent nearly all my adult birthdays sitting inside the cab of a tractor or jostling with a grain blockage in my antiquated grain shed.
A farmer is preparing to host a special autumn market to bring together consumers and primary producers.
A six-week marketing campaign aimed at inspiring consumers to buy Scotch lamb will be launched on Monday.
The importance of securing an agricultural workforce and a Brexit deal with the EU was rammed home to new UK environment secretary Theresa Villiers on her first official visit north of the border.
The nomination process for new EU commissioners is going smoothly, although the appointments have to be ratified by the European Parliament.
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.
An outbreak of the virus which has taken only 12 months to wipe out almost half of China’s pig herd – the equivalent of the EU’s entire production – is likely to occur in the UK within a year, a UK Government minister has admitted.
Farmland has come on the market at the foot of the Angus Glens and in Glendevon in Perth and Kinross.
The political appetite for renewable energy and on-shore wind farms is strong in Scotland, and renewable energy developers have on-shore wind farm acquisition back in their sights.
The reputation of Incheoch genetics attracted buyers from Ireland, Wales, Wiltshire and Caithness to the McGowan family’s 12th on-farm sale of rams, bulls and heifers in Glenisla.