Farming

  • 23 May 2015

    Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 225 store heifers at Ayr on Thursday to a top of £1215 per head and 246.7p per kg to average £876.53 and 219.8p (-8.6p on the previous sale), while 221 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1230 and 309.8p to level at £911.67 and 229,6p (-8.2p).

  • 22 May 2015

    Rural landlords should be preparing now for new legislation on Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), according to accountants.

  • 21 May 2015

    Phase 4 of Scotland's Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) eradication scheme comes into play on June 1st, by which time all Scottish herds must have had their BVD status established.

  • 20 May 2015

    AMIDST THE cows, sheep and tractors, this June's Royal Highland Show will be trying harder than ever to promote the 'farming equals food' message to the general public.

  • 19 May 2015

    John Swan Ltd sold 57 prime heifers in St Boswells yesterday to a top of 246p per kg and an average of 207.6p (-3.2p on the week), while 37 prime bullocks peaked at 235p and levelled at 208p (+3.7p).

  • 18 May 2015

    The equine industry in Scotland is growing and according to Horse Scotland contributes £228m to the Scottish economy annually (excluding racing).

  • 15 May 2015

    NFU Scotland has welcomed statements on CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) simplification, made earlier this week by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, as the first steps towards a more workable system, but says more remains to be done.

  • 14 May 2015

    Copa and Cogeca has underlined the critical situation of the EU milk market in a meeting with the EU Commission this week, warning that producer prices are below production costs and action is vital.

  • 13 May 2015

    Wallets Marts sold 268 prime hoggs in Castle Douglas yesterday to a top of £134 per head and 260.7p per kg to average 167.6p (+6.2p on the week), while 29 prime lambs peaked at £90 and 204.2p to level at 204p.

  • 9 May 2015

    Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 277 store heifers at Ayr on Thursday to a top of £1165 per head and 291.7p per kg to average £838.32 and 228.4p (+1.9p on the previous sale), while 393 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1345 and 310.6p to level at £968.05 and 237.8p (+13.7p).

  • 8 May 2015

    British lamb is losing out to an influx of cheaper New Zealand imports in the battle on supermarket shelves.

  • 7 May 2015

    THE Scottish Government has come under pressure to ensure recent improvements to the speed of its new online system, that has a total estimated cost for the five-year programme of £178 million, are maintained.