Scottish farmers may be better off leaving fields fallow rather than growing cereals this summer.
A bumper harvest has resulted in a pre-tax profit of £2.1 million and a turnaround in financial fortunes for Cupar-based Kettle Produce Limited, a major supplier of fresh produce to UK supermarkets.
Courier Country farmers know progress when they see it, as the world’s first mass-produced four-wheel- drive tractor found a great deal of favour in the fields of the region.
The Church of Scotland is setting up a base in a livestock auction mart and appointing a dedicated minister to support struggling farmers.
Dundee company Stoneridge Electronics stayed in the red last year due to foreign exchange rates negatively impacting on performance.
The boardroom revolution at Dundee’s Alliance Trust has claimed its highest profile casualty after chairman Karin Forseke revealed she was stepping down after four years.
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.
Last weekend I was chatting to a prominent Perthshire farmer about CAP reform and how much time I was spending writing about it.
Albion reapers, binders, mowers, rakes, seed drills, potato planters and diggers and barn machinery had worked on Britain’s farms ever since the 19th Century, the firm having been founded by Henry Harrison, Alexander McGregor and George Rich in 1872.
Stratospheric prices of at least £13,000 an acre have been paid for land along the so-called “Golden Mile” between Dundee and Arbroath.