Farming

  • 26 May 2015

    Wallets Marts sold 36 store heifers in Castle Douglas yesterday to a top of 273.4p per kg and an average of 223.3p (+16.3p on the previous sale), while 35 store bullocks peaked at 271p and levelled at 220.7p (-4.4p).

  • 25 May 2015

    MANY Herald readers will have experienced online applications to Government bodies for support for solar panels; biomass boilers; ground source heat pumps; air source heat pumps and the like.

  • 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).

  • 18 May 2015

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

  • 16 May 2015

    Most land reform proposals received over 70 per cent support from respondents, according to the consultation analysis published yesterday.

  • 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.

  • 12 May 2015

    Wallets Marts sold 66 store heifers in Castle Douglas yesterday to a top of 245.1p per kg and an average of 207p, while 99 store bullocks peaked at 307.2p and levelled at 225.1p.

  • 11 May 2015

    I usually awake to a heartily-sung dawn chorus from birds in the garden, but apart from squawking cries from seagulls nesting on a nearby pond, things have been relatively quiet this spring.

  • 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).