Farming

  • 18 April 2014

    ANGUS McCall of the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (STFA) has described claims by Scottish Land & Estates (SL&E) that rural estate owners are investing an average of £69,000 per year on their tenanted farms and crofts as "incredulous".

  • 17 April 2014

    ALYN Smith SNP MEP and long-time campaigner on sheep electronic identification (EID), has expressed bitter disappointment at the EU Parliament's decision to throw out the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee's amendment providing much needed relief for sheep farmers from the full effects of the law.

  • 16 April 2014

    WALLETS Marts sold 560 prime hoggs in Castle Douglas yesterday to a top of £101.50 per head and 228.3p per kilogramme to average 197.7p (-13.5p on the week).

  • 16 April 2014

    SCOTLAND'S red meat industry is going through a period of challenge and change but there are positive signs that the industry can look forward to a prosperous future, according to a trade body.

  • 11 April 2014

    A SCOTTISH Government consultation launched yesterday will significantly reduce the overall area of farmland in Scotland affected by restrictions on nitrate use.

  • 10 April 2014

    The Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association (SAAVA) is urging members and their farmer clients to ensure that rough grazing, permanent grass and temporary grass are each correctly classified and entered on to IACS forms in to avoid significant problems when the new CAP is introduced next year.

  • 9 April 2014

    Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 13 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 252p per kg and an average of 229.8p (-5.1p on the previous sale), while 8 prime, beef-bred bulls peaked at 241.5p and levelled at 204.5p (-8.4p).