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Farming

Bees and rape fields a symbiotic relationship

April 25 2016

It is the time of year when hives of honey bees are being positioned on crops in time for the flowers to bloom and chances are the hives at the edge of oilseed rape fields in Perthshire and Angus will belong to Britain’s biggest bee farmer, Murray McGregor, Denrosa Apiaries, Coupar Angus.

Farming

Sheep farmer of the Year Joyce Campbell: Gearing up for lambing season

April 6 2016

With lambing fast approaching the past week has been spent getting fertiliser on parks and preparing sheds in case of bad weather for the expectant ladies. The ewes carrying twins and triplets receive concentrate feed and the singles on the hill get energy blocks. Your day soon disappears before they are fed and checked that all is well.

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