Farming

  • 25 April 2015

    European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM (genetically modified) ingredients are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray, according to NFU Scotland.

  • 24 April 2015

    Construction work is now well underway at Brechin abattoir and is on schedule for completion towards the end of this year, according to Quality Pork Limited (QPL).

  • 23 April 2015

    Several farming organisations have joined forces to urgently seek a meeting with Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead to discuss the potential damage that could be caused by the lack of robust activity requirement which allows non-producing landowners to claim Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) support payments on seasonally let lend.

  • 22 April 2015

    Harrison & Hetherington Ltd sold 336 store heifers in Lockerbie yesterday to a top of 297.2p per kg and an average of 225.4p, while 265 store bullocks peaked at 294.1p and levelled at 229.8p.