Farming

  • 23 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.

  • 22 October 2014

    A CONCERTED campaign to get UK consumers closer to the nation's dairy farmers was launched this week by Arla Foods.

  • 22 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.

  • 18 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.

  • 17 October 2014

    SCOTLAND'S "head in the sand" approach to succession planning is stifling agri-businesses.

  • 16 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).

  • 9 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

    SCOTTISH FARMING'S vital statistics, the results of the annual June agricultural census, have revealed continued growth in the area of cereals being planted.

  • 8 October 2014

    United Auctions had a catalogued entry of 8773 at their annual sale of Blackface breeding sheep at Stirling on Monday when a centre record of £700 per head was set by a pen of 24 BF draft ewes from E McMillan, Lurg.