Farming

  • 19 September 2014

    Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 1277 prime lambs in Newton Stewart on Wednesday to a top £77 per head and 170p per kg to average 150.1p (+3.1p on the week).

  • 18 September 2014

    According to the National Farmers' Union Scotland, in the absence of clarity from Scottish Government on all greening requirements, farmers are making choices now that they hope will mean they comply.

  • 17 September 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold 2,168 prime lambs at Ayr on Monday to a top of £85 per head and 180.5p per kg to average 146.8p (+1.3p on the week).

  • 17 September 2014

    DEFRA has repeatedly failed to fight for Scottish farming's interests in ­European negotiations, according to Holyrood's rural affairs Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead.

  • 15 September 2014

    CHINA is home to more than 140 million goats, the largest goat herd in the world.

  • 13 September 2014

    Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 224 store heifers at Ayr on Thursday to a top of £1240 per head and 237.1p per kg to average £868.68 and 208.3p, while 307 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1370 and 245.4p to level at £978.06 and 215.6p.

  • 12 September 2014

    Many farmers across the country are unaware that as of Tuesday, drivers of goods vehicles, including floats, weighing over 3.5 tonnes must have undertaken at least 35 hours of continued professional competence (CPC) training and must do so every five years.