Farming

  • 28 August 2014

    COPA-Cogeca, the umbrella organisation for EU farm unions and agri-cooperatives, stepped up its calls yesterday for additional support for the EU agricultural sector in response to the ban imposed by Russia on EU agricultural exports, warning producers' livelihoods are threatened as prices hit rock bottom.

  • 27 August 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold a total of 28 prime heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of 220 pence per kilogramme and an average of 202.7p.

  • 27 August 2014

    THE SCOTTISH harvest is proving a mixed bag, with some areas recording their earliest season, while others hit by the tail end of Hurricane Bertha are being held back by ground conditions.

  • 26 August 2014

    A STUNNED audience at the Borderway Mart in ­Carlisle witnessed the ­January 2013-born pedigree Limousin maiden heifer, Glenrock Illusion, go under the hammer for 125,000 guineas setting a new world record for the breed.

  • 23 August 2014

    Arla Foods, the global dairy cooperative owned by 13,500 dairy farmers, of whom around 3,000 are British, has announced that it is to cut its milk price by 1.2p per litre (ppl) from 1 September 2014.

  • 22 August 2014

    THE outstanding debt of Scottish farms has increased seven per cent over the past year, according to the latest National Statistics which have been released by Scotland's chief statistician.

  • 21 August 2014

    A SHORT-life industry group, chaired by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chairman Jim McLaren, at the request of Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead, unveiled its Beef 2020 final report yesterday.