Gemma Mackenzie

Farming Editor at the Press and Journal.
Farming

May 7, 2014

NFU Scotland is teaming up with the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers to develop a strategy to address the recent pressure on beef prices experienced by farmers.

Farming

Sheep inspections

May 7, 2014

NFU Scotland has backed calls for a stop to sheep inspections during lambing. President Nigel Miller said inspections at this time is the last thing a farmer should be asked to do.

Farming

May 7, 2014

The Scottish Government has come under fire for carrying out sheep inspections during lambing time. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott branded the inspections “irresponsible and intensely unhelpful”.

55,000gns for incredible Hulk

May 6, 2014

North-east farmer Gary Patterson achieved the top price of 55,000gns at the Limousin spring show and sale in Carlisle over the weekend.

Farming

Limousins top 55,000gns

May 5, 2014

Keith farmer Gary Patterson achieved the top price at the spring show and sale of Limousins in Carlisle at the weekend. Aultside Hulk sold for 55,000gns to Dan Tynan, Beechhill Farm, Co. Laois.

Farming

First Milk slashes milk price

May 2, 2014

UK dairy farmers’ co-operative First Milk has slashed its milk price from 1 June. The liquid price falls to 30.5 pence a litre and the manufacturing price falls to 32 pence a litre.

Farming

April 30, 2014

Ross Learmonth – a third year BSc Agriculture student at SRUC’s Craibstone campus – has won a national award for business planning.

Farming

April 30, 2014

Yara International has hailed record deliveries in the first quarter of this year, however pre-tax profits at the fertiliser giant fell nearly 19% to £239million compared to £295million in Q1 2013.

Farming

April 30, 2014

A new beef event is planned for Scotland next year. The Scottish Beef Association says it is launching a bi-annual event, to take place in alternate years to ScotSheep.

Business

Milk price cuts

April 30, 2014

“Once again, the price paid for milk in the UK has been slow to rise but as soon as commodity prices start to weaken, processors clamour for price cuts,” said NFU Scotland.

Business

Milk price cuts

April 30, 2014

NFU Scotland has condemned the latest round of milk price cuts, warning farmers are not getting their fair share of strong dairy markets.

Business

UK farm income up 13%

April 30, 2014

Total income from farming in the UK was up 13% last year in real terms to £5.46billion, according to estimates from Defra.

Business

Muller cuts milk price

April 30, 2014

Muller Wiseman Dairies has cut its standard litre milk price by 1.6 pence to 32 pence a litre from 1 June. This follows a 1.27p cut by Arla last week to 33.74 pence a litre.

Business

April 30, 2014

Dr Charlton said studies have found that animals prefer to eat insects over conventional food, while an insect-based diet results in more palatable meat, particularly in chickens.

Business

Insect feed

April 30, 2014

Insects could replace soya as a cheap and secure source of pig and poultry feed on farms across Europe, according to Dr Adrian Charlton from the University of Nottingham.

Uncategorised

April 28, 2014

Former Secretary of State for Scotland – Michael Forsyth – has been appointed president of the Royal Highland And Agricultural Society of Scotland.

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Simmentals hit 4,900gns at Carlisle

April 28, 2014

Simmentals topped 4,900gns at the national spring sale at Carlisle this weekend. WW Dunlop & Son paid the top price for 2012-born bull Caistor Domitius from Lincolnshire farmer Brian Lundy.

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April 28, 2014

Forestry Commission Scotland has launched a ninth starter unit – Gourdie Farm, near Dundee – offering a new entrant a foot on the farming ladder.

10,000-acre family-run estate has community at its heart

April 26, 2014

Sitting in Finzean Estate's tearoom looking out over the valley, you fully understand why the Gaelic for it is "the fair place", and why so many of the residents remain to trace their ancestry back to this land and this timeless place.

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