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Three top beef cattle businesses have been unveiled as the finalists of the Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Award, run by Quality Meat Scotland and AgriScot.
Farmers and rural groups have reacted with concern to the deal between Environment Secretary Liz Truss and the Chancellor that will see spending cuts of more than 30 per cent in the Defra budget.
A farmer from Dalton has been jailed after pleading guilty at Furness Magistrates' Court to five charges relating to animal welfare.
The Prince of Wales has urged people to buy British food whenever they can to support family farms and save the countryside.
A Baptist Church fireworks display has been blamed for scaring a cow to death.
The theft of 100 sheep from a Gwynedd village means about 1,000 sheep have been stolen in north Wales over the last 12 months, say police.