Pedigree breeders and commercial farmers gathered at United Auctions in Stirling for the May instalment of the Stirling bull sales.
Scots led the form at the Scottish Blackface Sheep Shearing Championships at Lochearnhead when two natives headed up the open final and won the annual test match versus New Zealand.
Nothing less than a cast-iron guarantee that the Scottish Government will reinstate £65 million of Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) funding in 2020 and 2021 will satisfy industry politicians when Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing addresses NFU Scotland’s annual gathering in Glasgow.
Concentrated land ownership is causing “significant and long-term damage” to communities in some parts of Scotland, according to a new report by the Scottish Land Commission (SLC).
One of the more rewarding things that I do is to be involved as a trustee of RSABI, Scotland’s leading rural charity, which supports people in Scottish agriculture.
Limousins proved popular at the May sale of pedigree bulls at Stirling, achieving the top price of 9,000gn lead bid and a clearance rate of 89% with 41 selling to average £4,474.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has been personally challenged twice in recent days to do more to encourage an increase in beef cow numbers.
A jury in the US has ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay a combined $2.055 billion dollars (£1.58bn) to a couple claiming that the company’s herbicide Roundup Ready caused their cancers.
The new October deadline for the UK leaving the EU brought little comfort to Scottish farming leaders who yesterday called for emergency talks to prepare for the worst possible Brexit outcome.
Not many young women, at the age of 24, have the opportunity to take on a herd of 250 pedigree cattle, but Stephanie Dick was born and brought up with the Ronick Limousin herd, based at Mains of Throsk, Stirling, and to her it was a natural progression.