Gemma Mackenzie

Farming Editor at the Press and Journal.

Limousins sell to 50,000gn

February 18, 2019

Limousin bulls sold to a top of 50,000gn at the breed’s show and sale at Carlisle on Saturday, where 108 bulls levelled at £6,372.36 and 15 broke the five-figure bracket.


Online dating app for farm animals

February 15, 2019

The start-up developers of an online agritech trading platform are cashing in on Valentine’s Day by launching what they say is the first ever “matchmaking app for farm animals”.


Muran Erchie the toast of Highland cattle sale

February 13, 2019

A top price of 11,000gn was paid at the Highland Cattle Society’s annual spring show and sale in Oban yesterday, where buyers were selective in their bidding and only prepared to fork out the cash for animals oozing quality.


SRUC to upgrade research centre

February 11, 2019

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is planning a major upgrade of its Hill and Mountain Research Centre, based at Kirkton and Auchtertyre Farms in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.


Farming sector seeks post-Cap clarity

January 29, 2019

Farm leaders yesterday called for certainty and clarity over the way in which industry will transition from the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) into post-Brexit policy.


‘Catch 22’ over store cattle

January 26, 2019

Store cattle are likely to hit the market earlier this spring due to winter feed supplies being exhausted, claims Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM).