More than 4,000 farmers across Scotland who lost livestock during this year’s extreme weather have now received compensation from the Scottish Government.
Scotland’s seed potato growers will have an additional export market this season.
Crop protection manufacturer Syngenta yesterday submitted a legal challenge to the European Commission’s decision to suspend use of one of its neonicotinoid seed treatments on crops due to an alleged threat to bees.
The decision by the Royal Highland Show to change date next year has thrown Scotland’s diary of farm events into potential disarray.
The likelihood of the Schmallenberg virus (SBV) circulating in the north-east has increased after a fourth case was confirmed in a dairy cow.
Dundee scientists are behind a discovery that could revolutionise car and plane travel.
Considering the harsh conditions which began the farming year, a “good quality” show of sheep was forward for judging at Killin Show, where Blackie judge Jimmy Sinclair praised the entry for being in particularly “good bloom”.
FIRST MILK, the UK’s only major farmer-owned dairy company, has announced the appointment of Sir Jim Paice MP, formerly agriculture and food minister at Defra, as company chairman.
PROFESSIONAL agricultural advisors are facing a major dilemma in that the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is due to come into being in less than 18 months’ time and yet there is still a great deal of practical flesh to be put on to the political framework decided in June.
An upland beef and sheep producer near Stirling has successfully boosted his suckler cow net margin by £2,000 following a decision to away-winter his cattle.