Farming

  • 29 April 2015
  • 29 April 2015

    Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 18 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 242p per kg and an average of 231p (+0.1p on the week), while 14 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 210p and levelled at 200.2p (-4.1p).

  • 28 April 2015

    The Scottish red meat industry is set to benefit from a €1.2m (£861,000) grant from the European Commission (EC) to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

  • 25 April 2015

    European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM (genetically modified) ingredients are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray, according to NFU Scotland.

  • 24 April 2015

    Construction work is now well underway at Brechin abattoir and is on schedule for completion towards the end of this year, according to Quality Pork Limited (QPL).

  • 23 April 2015

    Several farming organisations have joined forces to urgently seek a meeting with Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead to discuss the potential damage that could be caused by the lack of robust activity requirement which allows non-producing landowners to claim Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) support payments on seasonally let lend.