The landmark sale of North Country Cheviots at Lairg in Sutherland has exceeded all expectations this year.
A “head-to-toe tremendous” Limousin heifer shone above all the other breeds of livestock paraded at Perth Show to win the champion of champions title.
The European Commission has announced measures to help farmers who are grappling with drought conditions.
Crieff tractor man Jimmy Hutchison was only five years old when he tagged along with his big sister to work at the potato picking on a local farm.
The Scottish Government has been told it will need to intervene to prevent irreparable damage being done to the Scottish livestock sector this winter after months of drought led to reduced stocks of animal feed being made.
A blueberry variety bred specifically for the Scottish climate could be ready for commercial release by the James Hutton Institute (JHI) in just three years’ time.
One of Scotland’s biggest landlords has been reprimanded for failing to follow best practice in its negotiations with farm tenants earlier this year.
Scottish food producers have been warned they are at risk of being flattened by a “Brexit juggernaut” which is hurtling towards them at full speed with its headlights blazing.
Farmer rivalry and parades of top quality livestock may have been at the heart of Saturday’s Kirriemuir Show but this year’s event pulled out all the stops to attract the general public to a varied day of countryside fun and competition.
Conditions in Scotland’s potato fields are rapidly approaching those experienced during the drought of 1976, when yields crashed, scarcity created demand and prices rocketed to an unprecedented £300/tonne.