Farming News

logo-scottishfarmerDoug Niven has dedicated the past 50 years of his life to the farming and agricultural industry.  For over 20 years he has written for the Scottish Farmer; Doug still writes a regular weekly article for the publication, known locally and by his readers as the ‘Gleaner’.

Doug’s articles are topical and feature highly in the magazine; often commenting on the industry’s volatile market place and reciting the most up to date meat and grain prices which can be affected so quickly.

News Articles

WHEN THEY can, combines are out in force cutting winter barley in the Borders and, further south, oilseed rape is being harvested as well. By the end of last week, the UK winter barley was estimated to be 35% cut and oilseed rape ,15% cut. So far winter barley yields have ranged from 5-8t/ha with typical farm yields of 6-6.6t/ha,…