SCOTLAND'S farmers should say 'No Thanks' to leaving the UK, according to a group comprising former presidents and vice-presidents of NFU Scotland, along with the former chair of Quality Meat Scotland.
Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 23 prime heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of £1282.50 per head and 226p per kg to average £1084.93 and 206.6p, while 10 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1311 and 224p to level at £1190.83 and 209.6p.
Scotland's pedigree beef cattle breeders will have to up their game by adopting the latest genetic technology to ensure quality Scotch Beef remains competitive in the marketplace, NFU Scotland president, Nigel Miller has warned.
Despite the increased production of beef over the past six months, the UK remains 80 per cent self-sufficient and will remain an importer of beef in the future, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economic services at Quality Meat Scotland.
A NEW US energy technology, which uses robotics to control solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and trackers to ensure they generate the maximum possible energy from sunrise to sunset, has arrived in the UK.