Farming

  • 25 July 2014

    United Auctions sold 252 store heifers at Stirling on Wednesday to a top of 250p per kg and an average of 207.8p (-1p on the week), while 211 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 271.6p and levelled at 220.7p (-6.5p); 151 store, B&W bullocks sold to 155.3p and averaged 149.3p (+2.7p).

  • 22 July 2014

    JOHN Swan Ltd sold 55 prime heifers in St Boswells yesterday to a top of 232p per kg and an average of 199.1p (-10p on the week), while 40 prime bullocks peaked at 230p and levelled at 205.6p (-2p).

  • 21 July 2014

    Cheese-making may have ­originated from nomadic herdsmen who stored milk in vessels made from the stomachs of sheep and goats.

  • 19 July 2014

    The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart sold 3080 prime lambs in Longtown on Thursday to a top of £103 per head and 234.1p per kg to average 193p (+11p on the week).