Farming

  • 1 July 2015

    FARMING LEADERS across the United Kingdom have called on the country's major retailers to back up their oft-stated commitment to British agriculture by putting more of its products on their shelves.

  • 30 June 2015

    Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 8 prime heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of £1345.60 per head and 232p per kg to average £1215.54 and 224.1p, while three prime bullocks peaked at £1332.80 and 214p to level at £1257.53 and 206.1p.

  • 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.

  • 26 June 2015

    Copa and Cogeca, the organisations representing the European Union's farm unions and co-operatives, warned against using patents in the EU agriculture sector at a seminar in Brussels by the CPVO (Crop Plant Variety Office) on the interface between patents and plant variety rights, saying it will result in less products and varieties and additional costs.

  • 25 June 2015

    First Milk, the dairy co-operative that is 100% owned by 1200 British farmers and languishing at the bottom of the milk price table, has announced that from 1 July, all milk pools will see their standard litre price for "A" volumes reduced by 1p per litre (ppl).

  • 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.

  • 18 June 2015

    NFU Scotland has called on Scotland's abattoir sector to work closer with producers in efforts to ensure Scotland's beef cattle meet the required market specification.

  • 17 June 2015

    Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 24 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 247p per kg and an average of 222.7p (-4.1p on the week), while 7 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 230p and levelled at 210.4p (+0,2p).

  • 16 June 2015

    The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart sold 21 store heifers in Dumfries yesterday to a top of 254.4p per kg and an average of 205.4p, while 40 store bullocks peaked at 275.6p and levelled at 236.9p.