The establishment of a farm-to-fork supply chain that would guarantee fair returns for everyone involved in the Scottish beef industry is being explored by the farmers’ union.
International business is being targeted by James Hutton Limited (JHL) as operating conditions remain testing for the Invergowrie-based company which translates scientific research into commercial opportunities.
Rural charity RSABI has benefited from an initiative by Logiealmond innkeepers, Eileen Keay and Frank McKie, who donated £150 after promoting dishes of locally-produced Scotch Lamb on St Andrew’s day.
The NFU Scotland presidential team will remain unchanged next year.
Renowned livestock breeders and stocksmen and women from across Perthshire, Fife and Angus are among the judges chosen to preside over the rings at next year’s Royal Highland Show.
The farmers’ union has vowed to take action to address the lack of women in leadership positions in Scottish agriculture.
A timetable for what is likely to be the farming industry’s last-ever payment of Common Agricultural Policy support has been published by the Scottish Government, with the first tranche of money scheduled for February.
An animated cartoon has been developed to help farmers detect and treat the scourge of sheep scab.