Farming

  • 28 February 2015

    International dairy commodity prices jumped up a massive 10.1 per cent at the last Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction, held on February 17th, compared to the average achieved only two weeks earlier.

  • 27 February 2015

    Copa-Cogeca, the umbrella organisation representing Europe's farm unions and co-operatives, has slammed this week's European Parliament Environment Committee vote on future EU bio-fuels policy, warning it threatens the future of the EU bio-fuels industry that will lead to plant closures and put at risk animal feed supplies.

  • 26 February 2015

    The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Scotland stated yesterday that it is not convinced that proposals put forward in the recent Agricultural holdings Legislation Review and the Land Reform Consultation paper can actually achieve what they set out to deliver.

  • 25 February 2015

    Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 17 prime heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of £1401.20 per head and 232p per kg to average £1235.25 and 218.6p, while 5 prime bullocks peaked at £1172.15 and 205p to level at £1088.55 and 194p.

  • 19 February 2015

    First Milk has announced that it is to introduce changes to its milk pricing mechanism from April 1st that include the introduction of A&B pricing and closer alignment of milk constituent payments with the core market for its milk.

  • 18 February 2015
  • 18 February 2015

    SCOTTISH FARMERS face a Spring of frantic form-filling, as they attempt to navigate the new bureaucracy ushered in by Common Agricultural Policy reform - but the Scottish Government could help ease this paperwork pain by reconsidering some of its deadlines.