Farming

  • 22 August 2014

    THE outstanding debt of Scottish farms has increased seven per cent over the past year, according to the latest National Statistics which have been released by Scotland's chief statistician.

  • 21 August 2014

    A SHORT-life industry group, chaired by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chairman Jim McLaren, at the request of Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead, unveiled its Beef 2020 final report yesterday.

  • 20 August 2014

    SCOTLAND'S farmers should say 'No Thanks' to leaving the UK, according to a group comprising former presidents and vice-presidents of NFU Scotland, along with the former chair of Quality Meat Scotland.

  • 20 August 2014

    Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 23 prime heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of £1282.50 per head and 226p per kg to average £1084.93 and 206.6p, while 10 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1311 and 224p to level at £1190.83 and 209.6p.

  • 19 August 2014

    Scotland's pedigree beef cattle breeders will have to up their game by adopting the latest genetic technology to ensure quality Scotch Beef remains competitive in the marketplace, NFU Scotland president, Nigel Miller has warned.

  • 19 August 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold 125 store heifers in Newton Stewart on Friday to a top of 227.9p per kg and an average of 205.4p, while 125 store bullocks peaked at 238.6p and levelled at 215.4p.

  • 16 August 2014

    SCOTTISH farmers' share of the retail price of beef is at its lowest level for almost five years.

  • 15 August 2014

    United Auctions had 14,636 North Country Cheviot lambs forward at their first sale in Lairg on Tuesday.

  • 14 August 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold 1241 prime lambs in Newton Stewart yesterday to a top of £90 per head and 191.5p per kg to average 163.3p (-6.2p on the week).

  • 14 August 2014

    RESEARCHERS have confirmed that pyrethroid-resistant cabbage stem flea beetles are present in the UK.