Farming

  • 5 March 2015

    Copa and Cogeca have sent a letter with detailed proposals to EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan this week outlining areas where simplification in the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is vital.

  • 4 March 2015

    Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 17 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 250p per kg and an average of 239.5p (+4.1p on the week), while 7 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 240p and levelled at 210.8p (-4.8p).

  • 4 March 2015

    MILK PRODUCERS with farmer-owned co-operative First Milk face a punitive new pricing structure intended to knock the current excess dairy supply back into line with demand.

  • 3 March 2015

    Muller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed that its milk price for April will remain unchanged from the 24.15p per litre it had previously announced it will pay from March 5.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 17 February 2015

    Harrison & Hetherington Ltd sold 91 pedigree Limousin bulls in Carlisle on Saturday to a top of 28,000gns and an average of £5539 (-£877 on the year for a 71 per cent clearance).

  • 16 February 2015

    The UK farm-gate price for pigs is currently about 16 per cent lower than a year ago due to a number of factors.