FARMERS are being urged to be on their guard and check their livestock regularly after about 450 in-lamb Cheviot ewes were stolen in the space of 24 hours from a farm near Moffat.
Wednesday, 27 April, 2016 at 11:01AM
NFU Scotland’s livestock committee is to extend its programme of drop-in sessions at store sales around the country as farmers' concerns about the beef market grow.
Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 at 3:54PM
THE British Veterinary Association (BVA) and BVA Scottish branch have launched a manifesto urging incoming parliamentarians in Scotland to take action on animal health and welfare as part of a One Health government agenda.
Wednesday, 13 April, 2016 at 10:38AM
CRIMESTOPPERS is asking the public to give information anonymously about rural crime.
Wednesday, 06 April, 2016 at 10:04AM
SUCCESSFUL and inspiring female graduates and students of SRUC are sharing their stories and top tips to encourage more women to seek a fulfilling career in agriculture and the land-based sector.
Wednesday, 30 March, 2016 at 10:55AM
ALLAN Bowie has joined NFU presidents from across the UK in calling on Defra, devolved administrations and the European Commission to help farming in the UK.
Wednesday, 23 March, 2016 at 10:51AM
MECHANICS and police officers in Scotland are being brought up to speed on the CESAR (Construction & Agricultural Equipment Security Register) marking scheme to deter the theft of plant, agricultural and construction vehicles.
Wednesday, 16 March, 2016 at 12:32PM
REACTION has been mixed to the Scottish government's pledge to provide £200m in stop-gap funding to farmers waiting for their CAP payments.
Wednesday, 16 March, 2016 at 12:09PM
LIVESTOCK worrying incidents in Scotland are at their highest for six years, according to figures obtained by NFU Scotland through a Freedom of Information request.
Wednesday, 09 March, 2016 at 11:06AM
THE Scottish government’s calamitous delivery of support payments to farmers and crofters continues, despite promises of progress, says NFU Scotland.
Wednesday, 02 March, 2016 at 10:56AM
NEW information reveals the importance to the Borders economy of vital CAP payments which continue to be delayed.
Wednesday, 24 February, 2016 at 10:02AM
DUMFRIESSHIRE MP David Mundell has called on Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to clarify its position on relocating the Barony Campus at Parkgate to Dumfries.
Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 at 11:11AM
DETAILS on how to apply to the Scottish Government’s floodbank restoration scheme have been announced and NFU Scotland is encouraging flood-hit farmers to apply to the £1m fund.
Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 at 11:59AM
AN AMBITIOUS action plan to help organic food and farming build a more sustainable future, regenerate the rural economy and conserve biodiversity and natural resources in Scotland has been launched.
Wednesday, 03 February, 2016 at 3:27PM
THE ongoing failure of the Scottish government’s system for delivering support means it is unable to tell farmers whether their applications to the 2015 agri-environment schemes have succeeded.
Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 at 2:10PM
NFU Scotland is to use its series of regional AGMs and its forthcoming national AGM to discuss the landmark Land Reform Bill with its membership.
Wednesday, 20 January, 2016 at 10:27AM
SOIL Association Scotland and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) are running a free, hands-on soils event for all farmers in Glenluce next Wednesday, January 23.
Wednesday, 13 January, 2016 at 11:01AM
MANY farmers will now have their first insight into the estimated value of their new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements for this year and coming years.
Wednesday, 06 January, 2016 at 11:08AM
A PILOT poster campaign urging dog walkers to clean up after their pets has more than halved the incidence of dog fouling on agricultural land.
Wednesday, 30 December, 2015 at 11:58AM
YOU are never too old to learn at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) Barony Campus and paying testament to this is John Maxwell,74, of Netherwood Farm, Dumfries.
Wednesday, 23 December, 2015 at 9:17AM