Farming

  • 17 September 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold 2,168 prime lambs at Ayr on Monday to a top of £85 per head and 180.5p per kg to average 146.8p (+1.3p on the week).

  • 17 September 2014

    DEFRA has repeatedly failed to fight for Scottish farming's interests in ­European negotiations, according to Holyrood's rural affairs Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead.

  • 16 September 2014

    THE Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had 5,558 store and breeding sheep in Dumfries on Saturday, which included their second sale of Scotch Mule ewe lambs.

  • 13 September 2014

    Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 224 store heifers at Ayr on Thursday to a top of £1240 per head and 237.1p per kg to average £868.68 and 208.3p, while 307 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1370 and 245.4p to level at £978.06 and 215.6p.

  • 12 September 2014

    Many farmers across the country are unaware that as of Tuesday, drivers of goods vehicles, including floats, weighing over 3.5 tonnes must have undertaken at least 35 hours of continued professional competence (CPC) training and must do so every five years.

  • 12 September 2014

    Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 5,871 Blackface ewe and wether lambs at their annual sale in Lanark on Wednesday.

  • 4 September 2014

    THE Scottish chicken industry has been dealt another blow as all four free range producers contracted to Hook 2 Sisters, the dominant processor in Scotland, have been terminated.

  • 3 September 2014

    WILDLIFE Crime should be tackled by the police - not privately funded charities like the SSPCA.

  • 3 September 2014

    WALLETS Marts sold 3,041 Blackface ewe lambs at their annual sale in Castle Douglas on Monday to a top of £132 per head for a pen from JW Kay, Gass Farm, and an average of £81.87 (+£7.91 on the year).