Rural & Farming News

Scotland’s Detector Dogs Helping On The Frontline

Scotland’s Detector Dogs Helping On The Frontline

Canines on the frontline to help stop the importation of exotic animal diseases. A new dog squad has been specially trained to sniff out...
Creating opportunities for women in agriculture

Creating Opportunities For Women In Agriculture

More women and girls living and working in Scottish agriculture will be able to apply for funding for courses to help develop their skills....

Wallets Marts Weekly Primestock Sale Report Tuesday 28th December 2021

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Ltd on Tuesday 28TH December 2021 had forward 1773 prime and cast sheep.   Prime lambs sold to average 265.59ppk (SQQ 270ppk)   Top...
Wild salmon tracking project Seeks to Revive Iconic Species

Wild Salmon Tracking Project Seeks To Revive Iconic Species

An ambitious project is harnessing the power of technology to finally reveal the secret lives of wild Atlantic salmon – backed by £400,000 from...
SCOTTISH FARMERS AND CROFTERS REMINDED OF DECEMBER DEADLINES LOOMING

Scottish Farmers & Crofters Reminded Of December Deadlines Looming

Beef calf scheme, Sustainable Agricultural Capital Grants Scheme and Scrapie Monitoring Scheme applications all due on 31 December with AECS opening early in the...
WALLETS MARTS WEEKLY SALES REPORTS 20 & 21/12/21

Wallets Marts Weekly Sales Reports 20 & 21/12/21

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED MONDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2021 STORE LAMBS & OTM CATTLE     Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited on Monday 20th December sold 469 Store...
Ecological practices offer financial benefits for farmers

Ecological Practices Offer Financial Benefits For Farmers

Farmers could increase their profits by 7 per cent by adopting some ecological management practices – and help achieve sustainable and greener goals for...
South of Scotland Tree Planting Grant Scheme Update – First D&G School planting day!

South of Scotland Tree Planting Grant Scheme Update – First D&G School planting day!

The South of Scotland Tree Planting Grant Scheme offers grants of up to £1,000 for planting of native trees across Dumfries & Galloway and...
SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL WAGES BOARD PROPOSES NEW MINIMUM HOURLY RATE

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board Proposes New Minimum Hourly Rate

The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) are seeking views on proposed changes to the Wages Order due to come into effect on the 1...

Farmers Sought For Business Survey

Farmers looking to improve their business performance are being offered the chance to take part in a survey in return for free financial and...