Scottish Blackface ewes with cattles© John Eveson/FLPA / imagebroker/REX Shutterstock
Most Scottish beef and sheep farms are still not profitable, despite lower feed costs and better weather, says an industry report on the 2014 Scottish calf and lamb crop. Prime cattle prices have pressured bottom lines on finishing units, while store trade, both for cattle and lambs, has generally been more positive, according to Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) latest profit analysis, Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability in Scotland. The proportion of finished cattle enterprises reporting a positive net margin fell […]
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