After a long, cold, wet winter suddenly turned into the joint hottest summer on record for the UK, Scottish farmers feared the worst for their 2018 harvest but NFUS are reporting better than expected crop yields but straw yields down year-on-year.
Secret shoppers from NFU Scotland counted over 2,500 packs of Scottish lamb, identifying which of the big supermarkets were sourcing the most Scottish and home-produced lamb.
Even with the recent spells of rain, the dry weather is set to continue in Aberdeenshire, putting increasing pressure on water supplies and the forecast rain is not expected to replenish supplies sufficiently.
NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick has released a statement on the spell of good weather we are currently enjoying and the ongoing impact for farmers.
Farmers in the North East of Scotland are gearing up for the fifth annual charity event in memory of the popular agricultural journalist Joe Watson. The Joe Watson Testimonial Stockjudging competition will take place at Dorsell near Alford on Friday 18 May.
A 34-year-old man has been charged after 65 lambs were attacked during a sheep worrying incident near Turriff on Friday
Police Scotland is appealing for information after equipment was stolen from a rural property near Turriff in the early hours of Wednesday morning. A farm in Fyvie was also targetted on Monday night.
The latest Shelf Watch study carried out by NFU Scotland has shown that the Co-operative stores in Turriff & Fyvie along with those in Aberfeldy, Crieff, Newmachar, Fraserburgh and Dyce are selling British Lamb rather than Scottish Lamb. The study also showed that 11 percent of lamb available in Scottish supermarkets is imported – almost […]
A leading panel of speakers from across the UK will debate the impact of Brexit at a major event in North East Scotland on Monday, 31 July. Turriff Show, which runs on both Sunday 30 July and Monday 31 July, is a highlight in the farming calendar. On the second day of the show, NFU […]
NFU Scotland’s North East Region continues to recognise the incredible contribution of the late Joe Watson to food and agriculture in the region. Joe, former Agricultural Editor at the Press and Journal died suddenly in 2014. Every year since then, the region has held an annual charity stockjudging and social evening, donating thousands of pounds […]