• MILK production will become further concentrated in the key milk producing regions of Northern and Western Europe, when EU milk quotas are removed on April 1, 2015.

  • DESPITE a competitive market place, the H and H Group, based in Carlisle, has demonstrated continued strength with its six month results to the end of December, 2014, showing slightly higher profits before tax of £839,000, against £822,000 the previous year, on a lower turnover of £7.1m.

  • Calf registrations in 2014 were almost 2% ahead of the previous year at 2.61m head, according to the latest data from the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS).

  • THE body which administers the sale terms for most pedigree beef cattle, the National Beef Association, has completed a revision of its terms and conditions of sale which make them more robust and workable for purchasers and vendors.

  • SUPERMARKETS have dominated food sales for many years now, but there are a growing number of opportunites out there for producers willing to take the risk.

  • DESPITE increased production and weak demand throughout the length and breadth of the EU, UK pig margins are holding up better than most.

  • DESPITE the rising value of sterling against the euro, demand from smaller markets helped drive a 6% growth in the volume of beef exports from the UK last year, with sheep shipments expected to be on a par with 2013, at the very least.

  • ONE of the longest established and most successful Simmental herds in the UK is to be dispersed on Saturday, September 12, at United Auctions' Stirling Agricultural Centre.

  • ONE of Scotland's best-known family farming businesses has had another successful year, culminating in the building of a £6m egg processing facility.

  • IN contrast to prime cattle prices which have slowly slipped south in recent weeks, store cattle values appear to be racing ahead, with many sales witnessing higher returns - virtually on a weekly basis, as finishers look to cash in on the abundance of cheap feed available.