Farming

  • 20 December 2014

    NFU Scotland hosted its first milk monitors' conference in Paisley this week, in what will now become an annual event to discuss the current dairy market situation as well as future projections for the industry.

  • 19 December 2014

    Scotland's Chief Statistician yesterday released the latest estimates of the Scottish cereal and rape harvest that confirm Scotland's 2014 cereal harvest is likely to be the largest in 20 years.

  • 18 December 2014

    Scientist at the Moredun Research Institute on the outskirts of Edinburgh have successfully developed a vaccine for the Barber's Pole Worm (Haemonchus contortus), the most important roundworm parasite of sheep and goats in the world.

  • 11 December 2014

    MULLER UK & Ireland Group has given dairy farmers who supply the business a month's notice that its standard farm-gate milk price from January 10, 2015 will reduce by 1.2 pence per litre (ppl).

  • 11 December 2014

    THE loss of agrochemical actives as a result of recent European Union hazard-based assessment criteria has the potential to cost UK agriculture over £905m - or 10% of current farm-gate value according to a new report commissioned by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

  • 10 December 2014

    Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 21 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 246p per kg and an average of 227.1p, while 12 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 241p and levelled at 214.4p.