Farming

  • 1 October 2014

    WALLETS Marts sold 93 store heifers in Castle Douglas on Monday to a top of 226.3 pence per kilogramme and an average of 202.1p, while 81 store bullocks peaked at 227p and levelled at 211.5p.

  • 1 October 2014

    DAIRY farmers are producing more milk than the market can handle, according to dairy firm Müller UK, which this week announced a heavy cut in its farmgate price, blaming oversupply.

  • 30 September 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold 339 store heifers in Newton Stewart on Friday to a top of 261.5p per kg and an average of 206p (-3.2p on the year), while 536 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 245.6p and levelled at 216.5p (-10.8p).

  • 27 September 2014

    CRAIG Wilson Ltd sold 105 store heifers at Ayr on Thursday to a top of £1,230 per head and 243.8p per kg to average £888.43 and 207.8p, while 257 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1,360 and 248.3p to level at £1,019.38 and 220.8p.

  • 26 September 2014

    Tesco has announced that it is to slash 2.19p per litre (ppl) off the price it pays its Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) members for milk, leaving them with 32.01ppl from November 1.

  • 25 September 2014

    More details have been announced about how the new greening element of the Common Agricultural policy (CAP) will be implemented in Scotland.

  • 18 September 2014

    According to the National Farmers' Union Scotland, in the absence of clarity from Scottish Government on all greening requirements, farmers are making choices now that they hope will mean they comply.

  • 17 September 2014

    DEFRA has repeatedly failed to fight for Scottish farming's interests in ­European negotiations, according to Holyrood's rural affairs Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead.

  • 17 September 2014

    MESSRS Craig Wilson Ltd sold 2,168 prime lambs at Ayr on Monday to a top of £85 per head and 180.5p per kg to average 146.8p (+1.3p on the week).