News

News

  • FARMERS now have an extra two weeks –until June 15, 2016 – to apply for a share of up to £45 million support for the beef sector.

  • SHEEP FARMERS from throughout Scotland and the North of England will get a first chance to see Scotland's new farming minister, Fergus Ewing, at next week's NSA Scotsheep, which is being hosted by the Campbell family of Glenrath Farms, at Blythbank, West Linton.

  • NOW that First milk’s turnaround plan appears to be on track, the co-op’s number one priority must be to offer its members a better deal on the price front.

  • FORFAR mart is very much open for business, despite rumours that it is on the verge of closure.

  • AN SRUC research scientist has won a prestigious award from the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) in recognition for a landmark paper presented at the society’s annual conference.

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Business

Shows

Shows

  • DAISY Duke, a Limousin cross heifer scooped the supreme championship at the Nation Beef Association's Beef Expo 2016, staged at Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Derbyshire, last week.

  • THE rain threatened but didn't come to much as Stonehouse show enjoyed at blustery day last Saturday.

  • A CRACKING in-calf Aberdeen-Angus heifer from John Gilmour's Belhaven herd, from Tranent, took centre stage to claim the overall champion of champions at what turned out to be a glorious day at Fife Show, last weekend.

  • THE AAYFC's rally got off to a cracking start at the weekend, with every young farmers club in Ayrshire having entries in nearly every category.

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Cattle Sales

Cattle Sales

  • ONLY the best bulls met a buoyant demand at the Border British Blue Club sale at Carlisle, where despite two top sales of 12,000gns and another two at 10,000gns, overall averages fell more than £300 per head on the year, and for fewer sold.

  • A LOOK at prime sales to the week ended May 17, 2016.

  • A LOOK at store and special sales to the week ended May 17, 2016.

  • TWO Scottish dairy producers are at the helm of the Ayrshire cattle breed, with Gilmour Lawrie, Sandyford, Monkton, taking over the role of president for the forthcoming year.

  • TRADE was buoyant at a select British Blonde sale at Carlisle, last week, where more commerical and pedigree buyers than bulls, bolstered trade

Sheep Sales

Sheep Sales

  • A PAIR of Suffolk-sired lambs from Tommy MacPherson, Pitsundry, was awarded the championship ticket at a recent show and sale of Suffolk prime lambs at Lawrie and Symington's Forfar mart on behalf of the Tayside Suffolk Breeders' Club.

  • A LOOK at prime sales to the week ended May 17, 2016.

  • A LOOK at store and special sales to the week ended May 17, 2016.

  • A TOTAL of 36 pairs of pure and cross-bred Suffolk lambs were presented to Blair Duffton, Huntly, for judging at a show and sale held at Aberdeen and Northern Marts in conjunction with the North-east of Scotland Suffolk Sheep Club.

  • A PEN of three Blackface ewe hoggs realised £2000 per head to set a new centre record at United Auctions' sale of 8133 breeding sheep at Stirling, on Monday.