A HARDY sheep cross is helping one farming couple in Orkney plan for a future without direct farm payments. Brian and Fiona Ridland moved down from Shetland to Orkney in 2008 and […]
This summer on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st July, The Scottish Ryeland National and The Aberdeen-Angus Society’s Summer National will be hosted by north east Scotland’s two-day agricultural event, Turriff Show
David and Susan Johnstone, who manage Ballindalloch Home Farm, Speyside, are to play host to a day of discussion and knowledge exchange on July 4, narrowing in on the topic, ‘Sheep in the Uplands.’
Under the scheme, farmers and crofters who rear cattle and sheep will be able to claim a £250 payment for veterinary health and welfare interventions from this summer.
“watching the snow and the neighbours sheep sheltering from it by a good solid stone shed”
The Presidium is a status which recognises various unique factors in the production of slower food. It is awarded by Slow Food International.
“On an evening walk in Orkney….”
Farmers in Morayshire have come together to gain a better understanding, and ultimately decrease transmission, of the fatal viral lung tumour ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) to increase the profitability and productivity of their sheep flocks.
“The North Ronaldsay sheep are members of the northern short-tailed group and are quite small only about 25 kilos in weight. They were formerly found throughout Orkney . “
“The family farm is most at risk from non-favourable trade terms, and is often overlooked by retailers who want to buy in bulk from bigger producers. “