Farming

  • 24 April 2014

    NFU Scotland has met Defra (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs) Secretary of State Owen Paterson, urging the Minister to keep playing his part in identifying all options available to Scotland with regard to introducing new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules in 2015.

  • 23 April 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold 6 prime heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of 250p per kg and an average of 233.1p, while 8 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 239p and levelled at 209.1p.

  • 23 April 2014

    Representatives from the farming community have met MSPs as part of their public condemnation of the death of birds of prey in the Highlands.

  • 22 April 2014

    HARRISON & Hetherington Ltd sold seven prime heifers in Carlisle yesterday to a top of 222.5p per kg and an average of 186.2p (+4.9p on the week), while 11 prime bullocks peaked at 225.5p and levelled at 203.8p (+21p).

  • 16 April 2014

    WALLETS Marts sold 560 prime hoggs in Castle Douglas yesterday to a top of £101.50 per head and 228.3p per kilogramme to average 197.7p (-13.5p on the week).

  • 16 April 2014

    SCOTLAND'S red meat industry is going through a period of challenge and change but there are positive signs that the industry can look forward to a prosperous future, according to a trade body.

  • 15 April 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold 248 store heifers in Newton Stewart on Friday to a top of 271.4p per kg and an average of 217.8p (-4.2p on the corresponding sale last year), while 416 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 272.1p and levelled at 226.1p (+0.6p).

  • 11 April 2014

    A SCOTTISH Government consultation launched yesterday will significantly reduce the overall area of farmland in Scotland affected by restrictions on nitrate use.

  • 10 April 2014

    The Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association (SAAVA) is urging members and their farmer clients to ensure that rough grazing, permanent grass and temporary grass are each correctly classified and entered on to IACS forms in to avoid significant problems when the new CAP is introduced next year.

  • 9 April 2014

    Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 13 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 252p per kg and an average of 229.8p (-5.1p on the previous sale), while 8 prime, beef-bred bulls peaked at 241.5p and levelled at 204.5p (-8.4p).