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.
The Invergowrie-based vertical farm technology company Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) has won £5.4 million of venture capital funding, led by two of the world’s most active agri-foodtech investors together with the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB).
Beef calf scheme support payments should be increased to £250 for every beef calf produced, according to the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW).
A blueprint for a climate change-compliant Scottish farming industry is to be produced in the next 12 months.
Top-notch seed tattie growers who are keen to make constructive changes to their businesses are being head hunted by the AHDB.
One of the biggest arable farming units to come on the market in Perthshire in recent years is for sale with a price tag of £7.6 million.
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.
Special strawberries from Perthshire and Angus will make their mark in supermarkets across the UK and on the streets of Edinburgh this weekend.
A communication gulf between Scotland’s livestock auctioneers and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) was exposed yesterday when a leading auctioneer said his sector and many beef and sheep farmers felt detached from the promotional body’s efforts.
A promise to work with the industry to reverse the decline in cattle numbers was given yesterday by Scotland’s rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing.