• 24 October 2014

    SCIENTISTS at the James Hutton Institute have cast doubt on the wisdom of the EU's aim to restrict the use of a range of pesticides, warning that the move poses a threat to food security as a result of reduced crop yields of up to 50 per cent.

  • 23 October 2014

    The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group is warning of resistance to the 4-AD group of anthelmintics (monepantel) in the Netherlands in sheep nematodes.

  • 22 October 2014

    Despite a lengthy recession, an unsettling independence referendum, much uncertainty over land taxation, and an eagerly awaited outcome of CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) discussions, not to mention the Scottish Rural Development Programme, farmland in Scotland has been steadily increasing in value over the last five years, according to land agents Smiths Gore.

  • 21 October 2014

    Lawrie & Symington sold 132 store heifers in Lanark yesterday to a top of 231p per kg and an average of 206.6p, while 178 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 236.6p and levelled at 211.9p.

  • 19 October 2014

    I interviewed a farmer recently who owns woodlands that I have always enjoyed in the spring because they are carpeted with snowdrops.

  • 17 October 2014

    Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 336 store heifers at Ayr on Thursday to a top of £1300 per head and 251.9p per kg to average £888.82 and 210.1p, while 382 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1370 and 250.5p to level at £966.35 and 218.3p.

  • 15 October 2014

    COPA-COGECA, the umbrella organisation representing EU farm unions and cooperatives, has welcomed the outcome of a new report by the Stoiber Group on cutting red tape in Europe, stressing that the next phase must be to simplify and cut excessive administration under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

  • 14 October 2014

    TOP chefs have been given an insight into how to make the most out of Scotch beef and lamb and reduce waste.

  • 14 October 2014

    UNITED Auctions sold 1,766 suckled calves at their annual show and sale at Stirling on Monday.

  • 9 October 2014

    SCOTLAND'S 2014 cereal harvest is estimated to be the largest in 20 years, with favourable conditions expected to have produced more than three million tonnes.

  • 8 October 2014

    Scientists at the University of Glasgow, in collaboration with Merial Animal Health have developed a new and cost-effective method of producing a reliable type of inactivated Bluetongue virus (BTV) vaccine using a "synthetic biology" approach.

  • 8 October 2014

    Lawrie & Symington held their first show and sale of suckled calves in Lanark on Tuesday.