The predicament facing the broiler chicken industry in Scotland took a new and unexpected turn with the 2 Sisters Food Group stating that if its rescue plan is successful, poultry production and processing could increase by 40% creating “hundreds of jobs.
Two leading lights in the world of high grade potato seed production were recognised by awards at last week’s Potato Council dinner in Harrogate.
Alyn Smith MEP, member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, yesterday submitted amendments to the new Animal Health Law.
The highest price for several years was paid yesterday at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic for the supreme cattle champion, despite butchers having one of their toughest trading periods for decades.
The Beltex Scotland in-lamb sale, which featured for the first time in the Scottish Winter Fair programme, attracted a packed ringside and a high clearance rate, with only four entries of those forward returning home unsold.
The committee of the Scottish National Fatstock Club would be well enough pleased with the decision to move the Winter Fair to a Saturday while retaining the Highland Hall at Ingliston as venue.
Winter Fair produce was judged by Lindsay Wardrop, Easter Coats, Upper Largo.
Highlights from the Winter Fair sale of champions, where the auctioneers were Caledonian Marts (Stirling) Ltd.
Scotland’s farming union has launched a bid to help broiler producers hit by slashed production at the 2 Sisters Coupar Angus factory and “uncertainty” thanks to the sale of its plant at Letham.
Membership of the Scotch Butchers Club has surged this year, according to red meat levy board Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).