Farmers tend not to think of themselves as estate owners, however, thanks to diversification, there are striking similarities.
A strong turnout of young stock were forward for the 10th annual Stars of the Future calf show, held at Stirling Mart on Saturday.
Charlotte Young of Hall Stud, Ayr, continued her winning form at Lanark Foal Show by taking both the foal championship and reserve with Doura Imelda, a May-born filly foal.
Farm leaders have called for a UK-wide emergency support package for beef producers.
Simmentals met a steady yet selective trade at the Stirling Bull Sales with seven lots selling for five-figure prices.
Charolais bulls achieved the highest price of the fixture at the closing day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
Aberdeen-Angus bulls met a sticky trade at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Farmers and landowners have enjoyed a tax system that has allowed succession to take place with little or no tax liability.
Hundreds of farmers descended on United Auctions in Stirling for the opening day of the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.
Scottish pork will soon be exported to China on a weekly basis from Quality Pork Limited (QPL) in Brechin.