Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 18 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 248p per kg and an average of 228.2p (-6.2p on the week), while two prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 236p and levelled at 209.1p (+0.7p).
NEARLY HALF a million pounds of Scottish Government money could soon be heading to troubled dairy co-op First Milk to secure the future of its Campbeltown Creamery, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has confirmed.
The Board of Directors has announced that the preferred bidders for the business of Caledonian Marts (Stirling) Ltd is well-known, Stirlingshire-based livestock dealers, the Firm of John, Brian and Steven Gilvear.
The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart sold 150 store heifers in Dumfries on Monday to a top of 265.7p per kg and an average of 212p, while 196 store bullocks peaked at 291.2p and levelled at 226.4p.
The proposed acquisition of Dairy Crest's dairies operations by the Muller UK & Ireland Group has been referred back to the UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA) by the European Commission for review.
NFU Scotland has welcomed an indication by Commissioner Hogan that he is considering greater flexibility in relation to the timescale for Single Application Form (SAF) deadline, as members express their frustration at using the new system.
Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 22 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 250p per kg and an average of 233p (+4.2p on the week), while 14 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 234p and levelled at 204.1p (-7.1p).