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Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board took the decision in response to the build-up of pigs on farm.
Gillian Martin has written to the Cabinet Secretary Mairi Gougeon calling for the Pig Producers Hardship Scheme to be extended.
Richard Thomson has written to the Prime Minister following a visit to an Aberdeenshire pig farm with senior officials from NFU Scotland.
Total cereal production for Scotland is expected to be around 3.1 million tonnes.
The UK is currently free from avian flu but over the last year 26 outbreaks were confirmed in kept poultry and in over 300 wild birds.
The SAYFC North Region annual clay pigeon shooting competition was held at Seafield Shooting Ground, Portsoy, with success going to Inverurie JAC.
The event takes place at Young Farmer of the Year, Harriet Ross and Ben Lowe’s Newseat of Dumbreck farm at Udny.
A National webinar on October 13 will be followed by a series of regional meetings
Donview Veterinary Centre will see a major revamp as well as investment in new technology.
Three men, aged 40, 22 and 17 years, have been arrested and charged following a spate of alleged thefts.
NFU Scotland is seeking responses on the labour crisis ahead of its response to a UK Government call for evidence at the end of next week.
The reaction to the crisis in the pig sector has been lambasted as showing no interest in British farming.
Mr Sleigh passed away surrounded by his family following a fight against Covid-19.
Three sheep found dead in a field in the Blackhills area of Peterhead were believed to have been struck by a non agricultural vehicle.
FARMING industry honour for Jim Royan.
Leaked DEFRA emails contradict the PM's claims over the lifting of an export ban
In his column, MP David Duguid discusses the the issues of net-zero transition and support for the farming sector.