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.
Beef producers are being told to prepare for the introduction of mandatory electronic identification (EID) tags for new-born calves from summer 2021.
Madam, – I read the other day about Jacob Rees-Mogg’s campaign to be elected MP for Central Fife in 1997 and couldn’t believe he was unsuccessful!
Former SNP leader and first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond is accused of a string of sex offences, including attempted rape.
Madam, – So Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has confirmed he would grant Nicola Sturgeon IndyRef2 whenever she wishes (Labour would not block second referendum on independence, Courier, August 7).
Sir, – Amidst ever increasing council cutbacks it is well known that numerous drains in and around Dundee are blocked.
Madam, – Drugs deaths in Scotland are appallingly common. Being an echo chamber of “progressive” liberalism, the SNP cannot muster anything in response beyond decriminalisation, “safe” injection facilities, tackling dealers and support for addicts.
Sir, – What shocking figures we’re seeing for the closing of High Street shops and the casting aside of shop assistants on to the scrapheap of unemployment (“New report showing 1,300 retail jobs lost in Tayside and Fife”, The Courier, October 25).
Madam, – Recent coverage in The Courier and other media of Richard Selley’s campaign for the legalisation of assisted dying and of his own death on Friday (Final plea over assisted dying, Courier, September 6), must have made many people wonder what kind of democracy we live in.
Sir, – In contrast to your correspondent Mev Braid (“FM ‘out of depth’ in TV interview”, Letters, November 30), I thought Nicola Sturgeon comfortably held her own in her interview with Andrew Neil.