THE LATEST cost of finished pig production figures from BPEX have been revised upwards following receipt of updated performance data, meaning the cumulative loss to the industry is about £90m over the last 18 months.
ALL FRESH and frozen beef for the Waitrose supermarket chain will now be handled by one supplier, shortening the distance between farm gate and supermarket shelf, to ensure full traceability and one of the shortest supply chains among UK supermarkets.
A NEW merged livestock auction mart and property business in the shape of Wright Marshall, hopes to be up and running by April 2015, following the merge of Wright-Manley based at Beeston Castle, Beeston and Frank Marshalls, Chelford.
Forget the doom and gloom surrounding many agricultural businesses following the horrendous wet and cold weather not to mention the deep snow drifts and resultant huge finanical losses, the future remains bright for Scottish farming.
A cracking line-up of Limousin females from John Logan and son John's Homebyres herd from Humebyres, Kelso, provided many of the highlights including the combined sale leader at 9800gns, at la society sale of pedigree females which followed the bull sale at Carlisle.
Stirling-based Limousin breeder, Andrew Burnett, Upper Spittalton, Blair Drummond, came up trumps to sell the lead priced bull at 10,500gns at the summer society sale of bulls at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.