One of Scotland’s pig industry leaders has called for governments to harness his sector’s world-leading data research systems to ensure any outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the UK is managed efficiently.
The drive to plant more trees means it is now “almost impossible” for farmers to compete with investors for land which has commercial forestry potential, according to land agents Strutt & Parker.
A major change of tack in promoting Scottish beef, lamb and pork is expected to be announced imminently by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
The British food and farming industry has been told it needs to be totally transparent and behave as if it is being watched 365 days a year.
The Agriculture Bill, which was reintroduced to parliament yesterday, may be largely applicable to English farmers alone – but it has stirred up a hornet’s nest and accusations of a “power grab” in Scotland.
Bobbing around a backwater of Rotterdam harbour are 35 brown and white cows, a dairy, a manure processing unit and the buoyancy materials that keep their base from sinking to the bottom of the sea.