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.
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.
Farmers tend not to think of themselves as estate owners, however, thanks to diversification, there are striking similarities.
Scotbeef Inverurie is on track to complete construction of its new abattoir by the end of 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Scotland’s largest machinery ring, Ringlink, is preparing to open a new office in Fife next month.
The importance of codes of practice published by the Tenant Farming Commissioner (TFC), Bob McIntosh, should not be underestimated.