Tracking the health, welfare and performance of livestock on Scotland’s hill farms could soon become easier thanks to a next-generation ear tag which provides real-time data on animal behaviour from up to 10 miles away.
The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) recently published the results of their 2018 Agricultural Land Occupation survey in which they assess the land occupation in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
A six-week marketing campaign aimed at inspiring consumers to buy Scotch lamb will be launched on Monday.
Scottish farmers will soon wave goodbye to paper passports for cattle once a new electronic identification (EID) system, tracking cattle throughout their entire life, comes into force.
Fuel processing giant Petroineos has called farmers to a meeting to discuss growing industry concerns that red diesel is causing damage to farm machinery.
Farmers tend not to think of themselves as estate owners, however, thanks to diversification, there are striking similarities.
Warnings over aggressive new blight strains which can take crops down in days were not lost on dozens of potato farmers who gathered yesterday on the AHDB’s “Spot” monitor farm near Blairgowrie.
Livestock post-mortem examination (PM) facilities are to be axed in Perth and Ayr from next year in a cost-cutting move announced by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).
Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) allows you to deduct the full value of a qualifying item from your profits before tax and can be claimed on most plant and machinery up to the AIA amount.
The fuel crisis that is causing clogged diesel filters on tractors, lorries and other machinery appears to be getting worse on Scottish farms.