Farming

  • 1 April 2015

    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).

  • 1 April 2015

    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.

  • 31 March 2015

    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.

  • 28 March 2015

    A scheme to equip Scotland's farmers to improve the efficiency, sustainability and quality of their beef herds is to be introduced ahead of next year's calving season.

  • 27 March 2015

    The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (STFA) has expressed concerns that the proposed activity rules will be inadequate to prevent a new generation of slipper farmers.

  • 26 March 2015

    A soil sampling project carried out by Watson Seeds last autumn throughout areas in the South and East of Scotland, from the Borders to Aberdeenshire, has revealed that farmers are not paying attention to soil pH levels.

  • 25 March 2015

    THE FUTURE of the Scottish dairy industry could rest with a 25 point action plan launched yesterday by rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead.

  • 24 March 2015

    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.

  • 23 March 2015

    At the time of writing this column there is definitely a feeling that spring is in the air, so it will only take a spell of dry weather to allow arable farmers to start drilling spring crops and get on with their other seasonal work.

  • 18 March 2015

    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).

  • 18 March 2015

    SCOTLAND'S FARMERS can be assured that delivery of the new Common Agricultural Policy is an 'absolute priority' for the Scottish Government.

  • 17 March 2015

    Agrovista UK has purchased a majority stake in South West Seeds.