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Saturday, 01 November 2014

Farming latest

NFU asks members for ‘greening’ views

NFU SCOTLAND members debated agricultural holdings legislation, changes to the union’s constitution and controversial greening rules at its council meeting yesterday.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Excellent stockmanship puts up sale average by £11

KC farming Oct23 THE Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward a catalogue entry of 1,048 head at the annual Kirkcambeck sale on Saturday, October 18.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Farmers’ co-op aims to raise its profile

mbhannah A FARMERS’ co-operative, which has been operating successfully in the border area for more than a century is seeking to raise its profile in Eskdale and Liddesdale.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Tax rise on cards for transactions

FARMS in the Borders will be hit by a new tax which is replacing the Scottish stamp duty next April, it is claimed.

Last updated 16 October 2014
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Outstanding show brings flying trade

THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward a catalogue entry of 9,198 head, comprising 4,797 horned sheep and 4,401 Cheviot ewes, gimmers and ewe lambs the annual border ewe sale at Longtown on Wednesday, October 1.

Last updated 9 October 2014
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Lungworm alert

FARMERS are warned to be on their guard for lungworm this year after SRUC veterinary services reported that diagnostic submissions to its disease surveillance centres and feedback from farm animal veterinary surgeons indicate a high number of cases.

Last updated 9 October 2014
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MSP highlights dairy jobs push

010415 moorteam11 AN MSP has highlighted a project in Dumfries and Galloway to help young people to find work in the dairy sector.

Last updated 2 October 2014
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Looking to future

NFU Scotland believes the country’s decision to remain in the UK must provide a platform to drive forward the farming and food and drink sectors.

Last updated 25 September 2014
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Call to update sheep tagging

180914 sheeptag A DEROGATION, or exemption, that allows older sheep tagged before 2010 to be moved in batches between businesses will end next January.

Last updated 18 September 2014
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Prime cattle achieve competitive prices

THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 23 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 12 OTM cattle, 3,649 prime lambs and 6,253 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, September 4.

Last updated 11 September 2014
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Referendum debates finish

NFU Scotland has concluded its series of referendum debates around the country, held over the last six months to give its members information ahead of the independence vote next Thursday.

Last updated 11 September 2014
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Warm welcome waiting at Bentpath show field

THE community at Bentpath welcomes competitors to its show on the field beside the hall this Saturday.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Mule lambs sell exceptionally well

THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 17 prime cattle, 16 OTM cattle, 2,182 prime lambs and 5,254 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, August 21.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Ex-presidents ‘on track’

THE news that four former NFUS presidents have declared their support for a Yes vote has been welcomed by Paul Wheelhouse, SNP MSP for the South of Scotland. John Ross, Jim Walker, John Kinnaird and John Cameron are convinced the safety and security of Scotland’s farming industry is better served under an independent government which is accessible and accountable to farmers than by a remote, out-of-touch and unsupportive UK government.

Last updated 21 August 2014
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Eagles welcome

LANDOWNERS have welcomed the results of a new report which suggests southern Scotland could support up to 16 pairs of golden eagles.

Last updated 14 August 2014
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Free dairy herd event at college

SAC Consulting Veterinary Services, part of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), is organising a free on-farm meeting on Tuesday, August 19 at SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries, focusing on dairy herd health and production.

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Land use project

SCOTTISH Borders Council and the Tweed Forum have given a presentation on their land use strategy pilot project at the UK national ecosystem follow-on launch in London.

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Last updated 7 August 2014
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Breeding cattle average £1,600

THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 18 prime cattle, 16 over thirty month cattle, 3,223 prime lambs and 5,331 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, July 24.

Last updated 31 July 2014
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The best of Wales

WHAT a week of weather we have had, with the fields full of hay and plenty of winter crop being made.

Last updated 31 July 2014
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