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.
I’ll be the first to admit I normally skip over health and safety articles.
The farmers’ union has taken meat promotion into its own hands with the launch of a campaign calling on consumers to eat Scotch beef.
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.
A strong turnout of young stock were forward for the 10th annual Stars of the Future calf show, held at Stirling Mart on Saturday.
If new Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson honours his promises, Scottish farmers are in line to receive £160 million in backdated European convergence funds, and an extra £25m a year in support payments.
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.
Aberdeen-Angus bulls met a sticky trade at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Scottish pork will soon be exported to China on a weekly basis from Quality Pork Limited (QPL) in Brechin.
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.