Farming

  • 2 April 2015

    Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced that an independent advisor on tenant farming is to be appointed by the Scottish Government.

  • 1 April 2015

    Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 18 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 248p per kg and an average of 228.2p (-6.2p on the week), while two prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 236p and levelled at 209.1p (+0.7p).

  • 1 April 2015

    NEARLY HALF a million pounds of Scottish Government money could soon be heading to troubled dairy co-op First Milk to secure the future of its Campbeltown Creamery, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has confirmed.

  • 25 March 2015

    The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart sold 150 store heifers in Dumfries on Monday to a top of 265.7p per kg and an average of 212p, while 196 store bullocks peaked at 291.2p and levelled at 226.4p.

  • 25 March 2015

    THE FUTURE of the Scottish dairy industry could rest with a 25 point action plan launched yesterday by rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead.

  • 24 March 2015

    The proposed acquisition of Dairy Crest's dairies operations by the Muller UK & Ireland Group has been referred back to the UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA) by the European Commission for review.

  • 19 March 2015

    NFU Scotland has welcomed an indication by Commissioner Hogan that he is considering greater flexibility in relation to the timescale for Single Application Form (SAF) deadline, as members express their frustration at using the new system.

  • 18 March 2015

    Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 22 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 250p per kg and an average of 233p (+4.2p on the week), while 14 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 234p and levelled at 204.1p (-7.1p).

  • 18 March 2015

    SCOTLAND'S FARMERS can be assured that delivery of the new Common Agricultural Policy is an 'absolute priority' for the Scottish Government.