EXPERTS at SRUC, Scotland's rural college, are advising farmers to make better use of their slurry and manure to increase profitability and reduce their environmental impact.
Wednesday, 02 September, 2015 at 12:32PM
LAND management and agricultural production instead of ownership should be at the heart of contentious new bill, according to the farmers' union.
Wednesday, 26 August, 2015 at 9:51AM
NFU Scotland (NFUS) headed to Dumfries and Galloway to discuss how its response to the Scottish Government's Land Reform Bill.
Wednesday, 19 August, 2015 at 9:25AM
A UNION leader has critcised NFU Scotland after its demands to the Scottish government to abolish the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board, sparking fears of a ‘race to the bottom’ on rural workers’ rights.
Wednesday, 12 August, 2015 at 11:09AM
THE most prestigious sheep dog competition in the world is coming to Annandale from September 10 to 12.
Wednesday, 05 August, 2015 at 8:38AM
EDINBURGH-based animal welfare charity OneKind has revealed that 71 per cent of reports made so far this year to its SnareWatch website have involved non-target species.
Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 at 3:51PM
FARMING unions in the UK are calling on the UK government and devolved administrations to do all they can to unlock the huge potential contribution of land-based renewables to UK energy security, including solar, wind, mini-hydro, anaerobic digestion and other forms of sustainable bio-energy.
Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 at 10:48AM
DUMFRIES and Galloway Farm Watch is being relaunched at Dumfries show on Saturday, August 1.
Wednesday, 22 July, 2015 at 9:37AM
COMMUNITIES should have a fuller role in decisions on how land is used in Dumfries and Galloway, according to the Crichton Institute (CI).
Wednesday, 22 July, 2015 at 9:36AM
DUMFRIES dairy researcher Dr Dave Roberts was awarded a personal professorship and the title professor of dairy farming systems at SRUC’s graduation ceremony in Glasgow last Friday.
Wednesday, 15 July, 2015 at 11:52AM
REPRESENTATIVES from NFU Scotland met politicians from Dumfries and Galloway last Friday and took the opportunity to promote the Milk Must Have a Future campaign and promotional video.
Wednesday, 15 July, 2015 at 10:40AM
SCOTLAND'S farming union will consult its members and MSPs on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill over the summer.
Wednesday, 01 July, 2015 at 12:15PM
Safety charity hopes partnership will cut injuries and fatalities
Wednesday, 24 June, 2015 at 10:36AM
THE Scottish Wildlife Trust has signed the Bee Coalition’s letter urging the UK government to reject the National Farmers Union application to lift the ban on a class of pesticides shown to have a damaging effect on bees and other pollinators.
Wednesday, 10 June, 2015 at 3:58PM
THE veterinary disease surveillance centre in Dumfries will be largely unaffected by changes proposed by SRUC, Scotland's Rural College, which runs the centres for the Scottish government.
Wednesday, 10 June, 2015 at 9:35AM
HELP and support for people in agriculture and their dependants is just a phone call away with the launch of a new service by RSABI, Scotland’s rural charity.
Wednesday, 03 June, 2015 at 11:21AM
SCOTLAND'S Rural College is urging everyone using quad bike ATVs to check their training is up to date.
Wednesday, 03 June, 2015 at 11:13AM
MORE young people in Dumfries and Galloway could have rewarding careers in the dairy industry if they took up the educational and training opportunities on offer.
Wednesday, 27 May, 2015 at 9:38AM
SOUTH of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has urged farmers to beat the last-minute rush and apply for farm payments using the Single Application Form (SAF).
Wednesday, 20 May, 2015 at 11:00AM
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 15 prime cattle, 3 OTM cattle, 4,668 prime hoggs, 13 spring lambs and 3,010 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, April 30.
Thursday, 07 May, 2015 at 4:59PM