IN AN extraordinary move to purge the Scottish countryside of illegal poisons and pesticides, a new scheme has been launched offering anyone holding stock of such substances the chance of free, safe and anonymous disposal.
SCOTCH Beef and Lamb will be on retail shelves throughout Sweden as a result of a new partnership involving Quality Meat Scotland on behalf of the Scottish red meat industry, and Swedish retail giant, ICA
BEEF and sheep farmers are consistently reminded of the need to improve levels of efficiency and production if they are to make money without the Single Farm Payment, and while the best are, the gap between the top third and the average is rising, while a large proportion fail to cover their costs without financial assistance.
BULLS of Northern Irish breeding were to the fore at today's show of Simmental bulls at Stirling Bulls Sales, where it was the junior champion and the youngest entry in the catalogue which was given the nod by judge Michael Barlow to take the top spot.
A tenth generation Excellent or Very Good female, attracted the lead price of 5000gns at the February Border and Lakeland pedigree dairy sale at Carlisle, selling for the top price of 5000gns for Jane Steel's Lomond herd from Balfron, Glasgow.
SCOTTISH beef and sheep producer, Hugh Montgomery, Assloss, Kilmarnock, made his presence felt at Skipton Auction Marts' first registered sheep sale of the year, having bought the two highest priced Bluefaced Leicester females at £580 and £500.
Despite the bitterly cold weather, trade remained buoyant at the annual sale of Bluefaced Leicester females at Hawes, where a ewe hogg from the Lord brothers' Hewgill flock from Kirkby Stephen, led the way selling for £5000.