Farming

  • 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.

  • 17 December 2014
  • 17 December 2014

    SIX CANDIDATES will be standing in the National Farmers Union Scotland's imminent election for the positions of president and two vice presidents.

  • 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.

  • 9 December 2014

    SCOTLAND'S FARMERS are being urged to take extra care this winter working around their farms.

  • 3 December 2014

    First Milk, the farmer-owned cooperative, has announced that from January 1st the price it pays for milk for its manufacturing pool will be reduced by 1.1p per litre (ppl) to 22.9ppl, while milk destined for its liquid pool will be cut by 1p to 21.7ppl.

  • 3 December 2014

    MAKING SURE people know who owns land in Scotland is a key issue of a land reform consultation launched this week by the Scottish Government.

  • 1 December 2014

    FARMERS are always moaning about not getting their fair share of the retail price of beef and lamb and are forever accusing meat processors and butchers of profiteering at their expense.