Press Releases

Lamb for St Andrew’s Day boosts sales in the ring

Lamb for St Andrew’s Day boosts sales in the ring

The latest market analysis shows a 20% uplift in liveweight lamb prices in Scotland’s auction markets in November, for a second year in a row, believed to be on the back of the industry initiative, Lamb for St Andrew’s Day. In its support of the Scottish sheep sector,...

Scientific partnership focuses on water quality and animal health

Scientific partnership focuses on water quality and animal health

 Scientific collaborations to improve water quality in Scotland have delivered big wins for public and animal health. The first in a new series of case studies, developed as part of the RHASS Presidential Initiative, will look at how a partnership between the Moredun...

Ambitious grain cooperative strengthens its leadership team

Ambitious grain cooperative strengthens its leadership team

In a bold mission to be more responsive to emerging market opportunities and reflective of the quality and location of its southern English farmer suppliers, Trinity Grain has made changes to its executive team. Formed five years ago from the merger of Hampshire,...

Invite to breakfast with LEAF Open Farm Sunday

Invite to breakfast with LEAF Open Farm Sunday

A series of breakfast meetings will be hosted across Britain over the next few weeks by the organisers of the popular flagship on-farm event, LEAF Open Farm Sunday. Between 16th February and 4th April, 10 regional LEAF Open Farm Sunday ambassadors are holding informal...

Mixed farming approach delivers soil and human health benefits

Mixed farming approach delivers soil and human health benefits

A farmer from Forfar has maintained profitability and improved soil health after introducing sheep to his arable rotation. Hugh and James Black and family, who farm at Backboath, have an arable business that extends to just under 400 hectares, producing predominantly...

Shining a light on the science behind your food

Shining a light on the science behind your food

Scientific developments are at the heart of Scotland’s ever evolving food and drink story which will be unearthed in a new initiative, aiming to shine a light on the science behind our food. The RHASS Presidents’ Initiative for 2023 will raise awareness of the...

Fairness and cost-sharing needed in UK food supply chain

Fairness and cost-sharing needed in UK food supply chain

A report launched today at the 2023 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) pointedly calls for fairness, net zero cost-sharing and the recalibration of value-sharing throughout the UK’s food supply chain.  The report - Supply Chain Synergies – What is the appropriate role of...

Grower drawn to air curtains to help environment and save cash

Grower drawn to air curtains to help environment and save cash

A Scottish potato grower found that investing in better air flow in his stores, has reaped major benefits for crop quality and energy costs, while also reducing the environmental impact. The Farming For a Better Climate (FFBC) team, at SAC Consulting, part of...

BASF’s Biggest Job on Earth campaign tackles the big topics

BASF’s Biggest Job on Earth campaign tackles the big topics

In an effort to tackle some of farming’s biggest challenges, BASF’s Biggest Job on Earth campaign will start 2023 with a session at the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC).   Farmers from home and abroad will be speaking about balancing the need to produce...