IN AN evening sale on the opening day of Stirling Bull Sales 47 Limousin bulls sold to average £5,162, up £113 on the year. The clearance rate was 65%.
TRADITION DICTATES that the Aberdeen-Angus breed always has precedence at the Stirling Bull Sales but that has not always translated into top prices.
Eight months after she became the first female leader of Scotland’s flagship agricultural event, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland has announced Rebecca Elvin has stepped down from her position as show manager.
The three judges at the 97th annual North of Fife Foal Show could find little fault in Newton Glens Kara, their top Clydesdale foal of the day.
Selling their prize-winning herd of Aberdeen-Angus cattle has not been an easy decision for the Orr family from Dunfermline, but on Monday at Stirling enthusiasts of the breed will have the chance to purchase some of the best bloodlines in Scotland.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said he is sympathetic to a call for Scotland to receive more CAP cash from the UK Government.
Organisers of a charity fund-raiser are promising a ‘berry’ good show as they begin the countdown to the Soft Fruit Growers Ball.
Scottish farming will be left at a distinct competitive disadvantage if Westminster does not elect to send a 230 million euro slice of extra EU funding in Scotland’s direction.
Landowners across Scotland have been ‘greatly encouraged’ by an independent report recognising the contribution of estates to the rural economy.
After six or seven years of turbulence and volatility in pricing, the grain market looks to be heading back into calmer waters, according to Jack Watts, senior marketing analyst with the Home Grown Cereals Authority.