The future of Oban as the venue for sales of Highland cattle has been put in doubt after entries of cows and heifers at the traditional centre plummeted this year.
Scotland’s animal disease surveillance capacity has taken a leap forward with the opening of a £1.6 million centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Meat processing company AP Jess plunged further into the red last year as it continued to deal with the impact of a major fire at one of its manufacturing plants in 2017.
Scotland’s meat wholesalers say they will not tolerate any increase in the cost of policing their sector.
Invergowrie’s James Hutton Institute (JHI) has revealed it is in negotiation with commercial companies over possible scientific collaborations as it forges ahead with plans to spend £62 million of Tay Cities Deal funding.
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.
Maltsters are taking a pragmatic approach to nitrogen tolerance in Scottish spring barley this season by accepting samples at up to 1.85 rather than the usual cut-off point of 1.65.
Adversity is something we tackle on a constant basis in Scottish agriculture, be it weather, market prices or personal pressures.
It is a well-known fact that commodities have not kept up with inflation.
The 13th year of business proved an unlucky one for arable supplier and grain buyer Frontier Agriculture, as profits took a hit from the ‘beast from the east’ and the driest summer for 30 years.