• A LOOK at the April poultry sale at Lanark and the rare and minority breeds sale at Thainstone.

  • A RECENT sale of machinery and implements at Messrs Bushby's Whangs Farm, Egremont, attracted 123 active buyers.

  • Changing farm policy to ensure a viable future in an era of reduced prices for all types of livestock coupled with ever declining financial support is a scary prospect, but it can be achieved and successfully at that in both the beef and the sheep sectors.

  • QUALITY Meat Scotland has produced a new consumer information leaflet, detailing what sets Scotch Beef PGI apart.

  • TWO Scottish dairy producers are at the helm of the Ayrshire cattle breed, with Gilmour Lawrie, Sandyford, Monkton, taking over the role of president for the forthcoming year.

  • THE importance of good communications between the different parts of the red meat industry has been emphasised by Uel Morton, chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

  • REDUCED demand for all types of wool but in particular, carpet style, coupled with unfavourable exchange rates, will affect prices paid to sheep producers this year.

  • BRITISH Charolais Cattle Society chief executive, David Benson, has been awarded the Presidency of Charolais International, the breed's umbrella organisation for 27 member countries.

  • A LEAD disclosed sale of 6000gns was achieved at Skipton Auction Mart's sale of working sheep dogs, when a young bitch from Shaun Richards, of Pen-y-Borough Sheep Dogs, Eldroth, sold to father and daughter farmers, Ivan and Hannah Dickinson, Brocktown Farm, Kentmere, Kendal.

  • THE important role that Taste of Grampian plays in the growth of a strong food community in the North-east has been highlighted by John Gregor, chairman of Taste of Grampian.