With lambing fast approaching the past week has been spent getting fertiliser on parks and preparing sheds in case of bad weather for the expectant ladies. The ewes carrying twins and triplets receive concentrate feed and the singles on the hill get energy blocks. Your day soon disappears before they are fed and checked that all is well.
Farmers have been dealt a “slap in the face” by plans to charge them extortionate interest on emergency loans they only took out because of Scottish Government bungling.
Stratospheric prices of at least £13,000 an acre have been paid for land along the so-called “Golden Mile” between Dundee and Arbroath.
Two weeks ago a fellow professional contributor to this column wrote about the Chancellor’s intention to crack down on tax avoidance.
Courier Country farmers know progress when they see it, as the world’s first mass-produced four-wheel- drive tractor found a great deal of favour in the fields of the region.
When Englishman Charles Darwin published Origin of the Species in November 1859, his theory of evolution by ‘natural selection’ made humans rethink their place in the world.
More than 200 politically minded farmers will converge in a hotel on the outskirts of St Andrews today and tomorrow for the annual meeting of Scotland’s farmers’ union.
It’s not every day that observers of the farming scene see the whole spectrum of the industry unveiled in three hours.
The growing problem of rural crime has been exacerbated by the centralisation of Scotland’s police force to become Police Scotland, it has been claimed.
A Perthshire farmer who manages his farm to cope with regular flooding has hit out at Sepa for its inflexible approach to river management.