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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Farming latest

Suffolk ewe tops £800 at pedigree sale

THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 22 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 18 over thirty month cattle, 7,077 prime lambs and 4,922 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, November 13.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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MP calls for clarity on CAP

THE Scottish government is being pressed by Michael Moore MP to give greater transparency and clarity on the implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Blackface lambs in demand

THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 33 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 26 over thirty month cattle, 6,184 prime lambs and 5,281 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, November 6.

Last updated 13 November 2014
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Rise is encouraging

AS WE look forward to another week of cold, wet weather, most farmers have now laid their cattle inside and put out their tups with the ewes.

Last updated 13 November 2014
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Town lambs champs of Agri-Expo

AT THE Borderway Agri-Expo in Carlisle the champion lambs bred from a Hill ewe were a pair out of South Country Cheviot ewes by a Texel and were from Neil and Elliot Cavers of Ewes, Langholm. They also took the Hill bred lamb championship.

Last updated 13 November 2014
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Beef herd health drive launched

A CAMPAIGN has been launched by the National Beef Association (NBA) to educate beef farmers about the everyday health problems their herds face.

Last updated 13 November 2014
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Calf sale average up by £71

Last updated 6 November 2014
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NFU’s verdict on devolution

NFU Scotland has submitted its final response to the Smith Commission after consulting its members.

Last updated 6 November 2014
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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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