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SBA clash with NBA's slaughter age proposals
6th October 2020
PROPOSALS TO slaughter cattle younger to reduce the livestock industry’s carbon footprint have been met with consternation amongst beef farmers in Scotland. The National Beef Association is proposing an environmental tax on animals killed over 28 m...
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Press Release
3rd July 2020
The board of the Scottish Beef Association has had a constructive meeting with the Minister of State for Trade Policy, Greg Hands MP and the Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Scotland Office, Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid to discuss post Brexi...
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Beef Price Update
1st July 2020
Last week the UK average for R4L steers was 337.6p while Scottish average was 347.1.  Thus a Scotch premium of 9.5p /kg on a 370 kg carcase gives a £35.15 gain.  We pay £4.20 slaughter levy and a small membership fee which only covers inspection cos...
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BVD Update
1st July 2020
We are now in phase 5 of the Scottish BVD eradication scheme.  Latest figures show that of Scotland’s 10,061 herds only 48 have still got PI’s.  Of Scotland’s 535,000 cattle there are only 122 PI’s. We are nearly there.  To encourage the removal of ...
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Hydrogen Power
30th June 2020
WHAT STARTED as a cursory interest in reducing the carbon footprint of his farm has led to David Barron, of Nether Aden in Aberdeenshire, retrofitting of two tractors and a farm jeep with hydrogen electrolysers – and making a big saving on fuel cost...
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Breeding Sales Recommence w/c 27/04/20
29th June 2020
The LAA and the IAAS through negotiations have agreed with the Government bodies of England, Wales and Scotland to allow re-commencement of commercial breeding stock sales from Monday 27th April • All stock will be on a 'drop and go' policy • Only ...
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