The Scottish Smallholder Festival will take place at Forfar Mart next Sunday with displays of the livestock, food and drink produced by farmers who run the country’s smallest land holdings.
Scotland’s £674 million flagship beef industry is assessing the potential cost and reputational implications of a single case of BSE.
The farmer whose cow tested positive for the first case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Scotland in a decade has described the situation as "devastating".
Scottish Land Commission chairman Andrew Thin has described Buccleuch Estates’ treatment of a tenant farming couple as “unreasonable” in the ongoing dispute over ending the tenancy to make way for trees.
Farming leaders have issued a renewed plea to the industry to make safety a priority.
An independent review into how agriculture funds should be distributed fairly to farmers in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland when the UK leaves Europe has been launched by Defra.
A few weeks ago Chris Packham, celebrity naturalist, embarked on his latest campaign, the first People’s Walk for Wildlife.
European hobbyists’ love affair with ornamental Highland cattle showed no sign of abating at Oban when at least three of the top-priced lots were bought for new homes across the Channel.
The future of Oban as the venue for sales of Highland cattle has been put in doubt after entries of cows and heifers at the traditional centre plummeted this year.
Almost a sixth of Scottish farm tenants who responded to a government survey have described the quality of their housing as poor or very poor.