News

News

  • Sowing Spring barley at Bigton Farm, Shetland.

  • THERE WAS mounting criticism of the Crofting Commission this week, in the wake of its controversial decision to demand that an entire village grazing committee step down from office after they were judged to have failed to meet an official demand for five years' worth of audited accounts.

  • A FLAWED trade deal with South American countries could pose serious dangers to Scotland's iconic beef industry, NFU Scotland warned this week.

  • Five new lambs from a Cheviot ewe at Tullochallum, Dufftown.

  • PROFESSOR Wayne Powell has been appointed as the new principal and chief executive of the SRUC.

Business

Business

  • FOR the first time in many years, sales of lamb in GB are up, with figures from Kantar Worldpanel revealing increases in the volume sold over four reporting periods from mid-September through until the beginning of 2016.

  • THE continued easing of prime cattle prices this week is a source of concern to farmers keen to maintain cash flows, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

  • A LOOK at machinery and implement sales.

  • A NEW partnership between one of the largest breeding companies in the UK and another on the continent will ensure farmers throughout Spain have access to a range of premier beef and dairy genetics.

  • FORMER Morrison's agricultural manager, Andrew Loftus, has been appointed an independent board member for the Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Limited (MLCSL), the commercially trading wholly-owned subsidiary of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

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Cattle Sales

Cattle Sales

  • BULL prices hit 3000gns twice, while heifers reached 1700gns, at Holstein NI's show and sale, at Moira.

  • SCOTLAND could soon be seeing the return of cattle descended from Aberdeen-Angus sent to Australia in the early 1900s.

  • LIMOUSIN cross cattle picked up the champion and reserve tickets at the Young Farmers' overwintering competition at United Auctions, Huntly, last week, where a total of 865 store cattle were on offer (see page 20 for full report).

  • WELL-BRED bulls with good locomotion met a keen demand at Dingwall and Highland Marts' recent sale of 26 pedigree bulls, where a top price of 4800gns was paid for an Aberdeen-Angus.

  • DAIRY cattle sold at the April Pedigree Dairy Day at Carlisle, enjoyed a 100% clearance for just over 200 animals forward, with a top price of 2100gns.

Sheep Sales

Sheep Sales