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Hydrogen Power
30th June 2020
WHAT STARTED as a cursory interest in reducing the carbon footprint of his farm has led to David Barron, of Nether Aden in Aberdeenshire, retrofitting of two tractors and a farm jeep with hydrogen electrolysers – and making a big saving on fuel cost...
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Breeding Sales Recommence w/c 27/04/20
29th June 2020
The LAA and the IAAS through negotiations have agreed with the Government bodies of England, Wales and Scotland to allow re-commencement of commercial breeding stock sales from Monday 27th April • All stock will be on a 'drop and go' policy • Only ...
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Pedigree Bull Sales – Online
28th June 2020
Online (virtual) sales of pedigree bulls have been successful for the traditional May buying season.  Maraiscote Phil topped the sale for the Limousin version hosted by Harrison and Hetherington over the weekend of 1st to 5th May.  Top Price £15,0...
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Levy body in England spends £2.5m on consumer campaigns
27th June 2020
In an effort to counter the problems in the processing sector around carcase balance, the levy bodies have pulled together to focus consumer consumption on more expensive cuts, and the spend is now worth almost £2.5m.  Activity for pork and beef are...
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Fergus Ewing MSP calls for Food Security to remain at the top of the political agenda
26th June 2020
The current crisis is set to influence the shape of the Scottish Government’s future farming policy. In an exclusive interview with The Courier, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing acknowledged the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated to the natio...
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COVID19 crisis also highlights importance of agricultural labour
24th June 2020
Fergus Ewing MSP, in an interview with The Courier, insisted the COVID19 crisis had equally highlighted the importance of farm labour, something which he predicted would become all too evident over the summer.  “It will become increasingly obvious t...
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