Farming

  • 28 November 2014

    AT A recent European Union Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) meeting, member state experts discussed the current situation regarding implementing the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules by January 1 2015.

  • 27 November 2014

    NFU Scotland is urging the UK Government to play its part in ensuring that all regions of Scotland have access to adequate mobile phone services.

  • 26 November 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold 16 prime heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of £1,395.20 per head and 226 pence per kilogramme to average £1,149.88 and 209p, while eight prime bullocks peaked at £1,404 and 240p to level at £1,210.82 and 214.8p.

  • 20 November 2014

    A one-stop shop offering Scotland's dairy farmers information, advice and training was officially launched yesterday by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead during a visit to AgriScot.

  • 19 November 2014

    Wallets Marts had 1,675 prime lambs forward in Castle Douglas yesterday that included a lot of heavy lambs and sold to a top of £90 per head and 205.1p per kg to average 171.8p (+5.4p on the week).

  • 19 November 2014

    SCOTLAND'S agricultural college, the SRUC, is to rationalise its education and research centres in both the north-east and the south of Scotland, with its Craibstone Campus in Aberdeen, and the Barony College in Dumfriesshire, the most likely casualties.

  • 14 November 2014

    In his farm funding update to the Scottish Parliament, Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead confirmed that:

  • 13 November 2014

    The National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomes the concept of new meat labelling laws that differentiate between animals that are stunned at slaughter and those that are not, but urges Farming Minister George Eustice and his colleagues to progress the idea with caution.

  • 12 November 2014

    Wallets Marts had 116 store cattle forward in Castle Douglas on Monday when heifers sold to 250.9p per kg and averaged 190.8p.