Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 23 prime heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of £1500.60 per head and 262p per kg to average £1281.38 and 238.9p, while 23 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1542.40 and 259p to level at £1348.28 and 235.5p.
Scientists at the Moredun Research Institute on the outskirts of Edinburgh are in talks with a production company to investigate the feasibility of developing a commercial vaccine to protect lambs against the most common gut worm.
VITAL rural development support for farmers, including the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme, (LFASS ) will be protected and funding for agri-environment projects increased under proposals for the future of Scotland's farming budgets.
Almost 6000 past and present members of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Club (SAYFC), including families and friends, descended on the Glasgow Hydro on Saturday evening to mark the SAYFC 75-year anniversary with a spectacular concert.
AS FAR as the Scottish Government is concerned, EU farm support money should only go to those upland farmers who maintain at least a minimum density of livestock on their land - but a leading agricultural expert has warned that it will be an 'uphill road' convincing Europe to accept such a step back towards headage payments.