A former Conservative farming minister concurred with the majority of the industry yesterday when he insisted a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for agriculture.
An outbreak of the virus which has taken only 12 months to wipe out almost half of China’s pig herd – the equivalent of the EU’s entire production – is likely to occur in the UK within a year, a UK Government minister has admitted.
A powerful Aberdeen-Angus bull sporting a third prize rosette broke through the ranks to sell for 25,000gns at a breed sale which picked up momentum after a sticky start to trade.
The new year has started out in a very shouty fashion with #Veganuary coming out of the starting blocks hard.
As the cream of Scotland’s livestock goes on parade at Ingliston, the Royal Highland Show’s main sponsors have called on farmers to examine the opportunities for land outwith traditional agriculture.
Farmland has come on the market at the foot of the Angus Glens and in Glendevon in Perth and Kinross.
Newly-published guidance about tree planting on tenanted land appears to have done little to mitigate tenant farmers’ suspicion of forestry.
The rolling Fife field of Zulu wheat which has divided farming opinion across the region has yielded an average 4.57t/acre across its 32-acres.
Farmers across the country were said to have “dodged a bullet” last night after the UK’s highest court backed an Aberdeenshire producer in a £1 million tax case.
Despite enormous increases in farm output during the UK’s years in the EU, the country’s recent slip down the productivity league tables is unlikely to be addressed by “making life tougher” for producers.