Scotland’s role in the advancement of the vertical farming movement took another step forward yesterday with the launch of a new research and development facility at the James Hutton Institute campus at Invergowrie.
More than 25,000 store lambs and breeding sheep passed through United Auctions sale rings at Stirling in the last few days, with a centre record set at the sale of 13,485 females.
Potato enthusiasts from across the country are expected to converge in Coupar Angus on Saturday for the first Strathmore Tattie Day.
Governments, vets and breed societies have appealed to UK livestock farmers to be vigilant after two cattle imported from Central France tested positive for Bluetongue Virus (BTV8).
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.
Farmers are being reminded to “look out and look up” for power lines when working in fields this spring.
Arable farmers have been told to stop wasting time being defensive about the inevitable loss of agrochemicals and instead accept they will have to adopt new crop protection techniques.
The James Hutton Institute’s (JHI) bold ambitions for farming’s future have paid off – big time.
Hundreds of cattle farmers who committed to the Scottish Government’s Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) have now opted out.
Farmers, crofters and pig keepers have been reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to pigs.