With less than a week to go before the Royal Highland Show opens it's gates, we have a bumper issue for you in this week's Scottish Farmer Newspaper, to include a feature on the main man himself, chairman Bill Gray.

We've also got articles on the families heading off to exhibit at the Highland with Beef Shorthorns from Aberdeenshire; continental cattle from Cumbria; the cutest sheep in the world from Newburgh, and Holsteins from Castle Douglas, not to mention all the Technical and Innovation Award winners that will be on show at Ingliston.

On a business note, costs of production are really starting to bite on a global scale and for the first time since 2016, world milk supplies are down mainly due to people culling cows and cutting back on input expenditure.

Sadly, new season lamb prices are also on the slide as numbers creep up, but with next month's muslim festival, old season values are holding up as are the best of cast sheep.
It's been a busy week of shows too with full reports and photographs from six last weekend along with stockman of our time.... Michael Robertson, all the way from Tomintoul.

It's a bumper edition you can't afford to miss with all the highlights of next week's Royal Highland Show. Look forward to seeing you there ...