Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has welcomed the introduction of “any process” which would improve the traceability of food and ensure it was what it claimed to be.
Nine Scottish livestock organisations have committed to getting a voluntary electronic tagging (EID) pilot scheme in place by the end of 2018.
The rolling Fife field of Zulu wheat which has divided farming opinion across the region has yielded an average 4.57t/acre across its 32-acres.
The organisers of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) have made it clear to Defra officials that they expect details of a new British farming policy to be fleshed out when Environment Secretary Michael Gove addresses the event later this week.
Meat may be off the menu in Edinburgh schools, but in Perthshire a primary class has helped a local butcher scoop a gold award for its Scotch lamb and mint burgers.
Pig slaughtering will restart at Brechin abattoir in the middle of next week if supplies of vital CO2 gas for the humane stunning process are delivered as promised.
Relying on the picture postcard image of Highland cattle to promote the breed will no longer be enough to secure its future, the new president of the Highland Cattle Society has admitted.
Scotland’s farming leaders yesterday relished the prospect of finally shaking off the shackles of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as they marked the 365-day countdown to Brexit with the launch of an alternative blueprint for agriculture.
The organisation which raises £3 million in levies from Scottish farmers has admitted it needs to up its game north of the border.
Simpler tenancy law and a more business-minded and flexible approach to the sector has been proposed as a formula to unlock more Scottish farmland for let.