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New housing measures introduced to protect poultry and captive birds against avian flu

New housing measures introduced to protect poultry and captive birds against avian flu

New housing measures introduced to protect poultry and captive birds against avian flu

Bird keepers should review biosecurity and house birds as changes come into effect on Monday.


North-east MP highlights problems for food and drink sectors post-Brexit

North-east MP highlights problems for food and drink sectors post-Brexit

North-east MP highlights problems for food and drink sectors post-Brexit

MP Richard Thomson has urged the Secretary of State for Scotland to force a change in the UK Government’s post-Brexit policies.


Turriff TV adventurer makes it Scotch Lamb for St Andrew’s Day

Turriff TV adventurer makes it Scotch Lamb for St Andrew’s Day

Turriff TV adventurer makes it Scotch Lamb for St Andrew’s Day

Andy Torbet visited a rural experience to find out why quality Scottish produce should be on the menu this St Andrew’s Day.


MSP warns of challenging future for seed potato farmers

MSP warns of challenging future for seed potato farmers

MSP warns of challenging future for seed potato farmers

The issue was raised by Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Mairi Gougeon in the Scottish Parliament.


Seasonal pressure and operational challenges are continuing to impact the pig market

Seasonal pressure and operational challenges are continuing to impact the pig market

Seasonal pressure and operational challenges are continuing to impact the pig market

Tightly supplied markets have seen farm gate prices remain firm for both prime cattle and sheep despite labour shortages in processing.


Farmers urged to review fire prevention and control plans

Farmers urged to review fire prevention and control plans

Farmers urged to review fire prevention and control plans

North-east farmers are being urged to put new fire prevention and control plans in place.


Trailer law change suspended over safety concerns

Trailer law change suspended over safety concerns

Trailer law change suspended over safety concerns

Changes planned for Monday have been put on hold, leaving some drivers in limbo over testing which was stopped as of September 20.


Improved controls on the storage and application of slurry and digestate to come into effect

Improved controls on the storage and application of slurry and digestate to come into effect

Improved controls on the storage and application of slurry and digestate to come into effect

Changes to reduce ammonia release will take effect from January 1.


Gordon MP writes to DEFRA with plea from seed potato exporters

Gordon MP writes to DEFRA with plea from seed potato exporters

Gordon MP writes to DEFRA with plea from seed potato exporters

The letter calls for action to reduce further Brexit-related harm.


RSABI urges people to seek help for heating as winter approaches

RSABI urges people to seek help for heating as winter approaches

RSABI urges people to seek help for heating as winter approaches

The charity is urging people in the agricultural industry to call the organisation’s helpline if they’re worried about their fuel bills this winter.


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