The future of livestock showing looked secure on Kirkmichael’s Bannerfield at the weekend as junior enthusiasts took on their seniors and swept the boards at Strathardle Show.
The days of private forestry companies having to knock on farmhouse doors and plead for land to plant are over, according to national woodland managers, Fountains Forestry.
The busy ringside had to hold on until the end of the day to witness the top price at the Lanark Texel ram lamb sale, but it was worth the wait, with Midlock Capaldi soaring to 200,000gns – the second top price ever paid for a Texel.
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).
UK farming would take a hit of around £850 million in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to new research produced by farm business consultants, The Andersons Centre.
Banning livestock movement between farms and effectively shutting the countryside in the face of another foot- and-mouth (FMD) outbreak may not be the best approach, according to new research from Warwick University.
Scotland’s rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing has accused the prime minister of trying to renege on his promise to return £160 million of EU convergence funds to Scottish farmers.
Farmers and crofters with waterlogged fields as a result of water being pumped away from flooded houses or roads may be entitled to compensation, claim lawyers.
The bulk of this year’s harvest still needs to be cut, driving fears that spring barley, oilseed rape, wheat and oats will all ripen at the same time, putting pressure on manpower and equipment.
The ANM Group has launched a major campaign in Angus and Perthshire to attract new livestock business for its Thainstone Mart at Inverurie.