– Growth of YF Clubs was reported in 1946 at the annual delegate conference of the Scottish Assocation of Young Farmers Clubs at the Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen.

Dr AFR Nisbet, chairman of council, stated there were now 138 clubs, of which 54 had been started during the past year. Membership had almost doubled during the same period too, from 5750, to 10,500. During 1943, there were only 23 clubs with 800 members.

– The 'Big Freeze' occurred in 1947, in March! For two weeks in succession, The Scottish Farmer, in line with other British agricultural publications, was forced to suspend publication due to the fuel crisis following the severe winter weather. According to many reports, this winter had been abnormal and the worse in living memory. The wintery weather was possibly the longest and most widespread, with the whole country suffering the deep snow, blocked roads and persistent frost. By April 19, the universal nature of the storms and the appalling losses which occurred from blizzards, snowdrifts and floods created a situation, which at a time when maximum food production is essential to the national well-being, is beyond the finacial ability fo many in the industry. As a result, the Prime Minister informed the House of Commons of immediate relief measures set in operation to assist in relieving the distress.

– The first Highland Show since the outbreak of war in 1939 was held in 1948. The Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, opened its doors to the public at its first show since 1939, in Inverness, with total paid admissions over the four days of the show amounting to 87,076, following a visit by the King and Queen – the first time in which a reigning monarch had visited the Highland show. To mark the occasion, His Majesty announced that the society would, in future, have the title 'Royal' and be known as the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society. In November of that year, the Scottish Dairy Show closed after a five-day run at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, had a total attendance of 41,430. This compared to the last Glasgow Corporation organised dairy show in the Kelvin Hall in November, 1923, which, due to foot-and-mouth disease, saw the cancellation of all cattle classes.

– In 1949 the first AI centre – for the new artificial insemination technology – was opened at Hoddam Castle, Ecclefechan, on January 30. By November, the world record Bargower Ayrshire sale saw British and world records smashed at the Drummond Brothers' sale of 48 Ayrshire bulls from Bargower, Burnockstone and Overtoun, when the bulls sold to a top price of 9000gns to average £1678. The sale leader was Bargower Crown Diamond, a seven-month-old son of Bargower Royal Pride, purchased by WK Stevenson and Sons, Drumflower, Dunragit.