Extensive sheep producers should be prepared to stand up and boast about their natural production credentials, even if that reflects negatively on the more intensive red meat sectors.
National Sheep Association
If new Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson honours his promises, Scottish farmers are in line to receive £160 million in backdated European convergence funds, and an extra £25m a year in support payments.
The failure of Westminster politicians to agree on an EU withdrawal plan prompted most rural leaders to reiterate their fears of a no-deal scenario and repeat familiar demands for frictionless trade with Europe, equivalence in the standard of imports and access to seasonal and permanent workers.
Farm leaders have branded a campaign encouraging people to go vegan for January as misleading.
Six months to Brexit: Separation could “cripple” the potato industry and be “the nail in the coffin” for sheep farmers
Import tariffs would “cripple” the potato industry and lead to Holland squeezing out Scotland as a competitor, the boss of Strathmore Potatoes says.
An ambitious bid to turn Scotland’s £200 million sheep industry into a £1 billion rural powerhouse has been launched by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
The sandy shore fields of Kings Arms farm enjoy some of the best views in south west Scotland, but more significantly for the thousands of farmers who are expected to flock to Scotsheep 18, they consistently produce top quality early lambs.
A major four-month campaign to crack down on sheep worrying has been launched ahead of the Scottish outdoor lambing season.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has seized on the news that a Eurasian lynx escaped from a Welsh zoo and killed seven sheep after several days in the wild.
The entire sheep population of the UK will be insured against lynx attacks or losses if a trial reintroduction of six animals in Kielder forest gets approval from Natural England.