Farming

  • 30 June 2015

    The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart sold 16 store heifers in Dumfries yesterday to a top of 247.1p per kg and an average of 234.4p, while 43 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 281.5p and levelled at 231.6p.

  • 29 June 2015

    The UK cereals industry is one step closer to gaining access to one of the world's largest barley markets following an inspection visit organised by AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.

  • 27 June 2015

    Following numerous meetings with Department for Environment Food and Rural affairs (Defra) and Food Standards Agency (FSA), the National Farmers Union (NFU) and National Sheep Association (NSA) have reached the point of being able to formally ask the Farming minister for a change to carcase splitting rules for sheep.

  • 24 June 2015

    THE SCOTTISH Government has been asked to consider making emergency payments to support crofters and rural businesses in the Highlands and Islands, where the absence of summer weather is crippling both livestock and tourist enterprises.

  • 23 June 2015

    First Milk, the farmer-owned co-operative, has informed its members that its losses for the financial year ended March 2015 will be around £22m.

  • 22 June 2015

    The residents of Wanlockhead and the surrounding district will be able to hear the Duke of Buccleuch's proposals to develop a 140-turbine wind farm - potentially one of the largest in Scotland - in the scenic Lowther Hills, in Dumfries and Galloway on Wednesday (June 24th) evening at a meeting to be held in the Wanlockhead Community Centre at 7pm.