• THE number of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side units recorded by the AEA's ATV Quad Group increased by 5.1% in 2015 to 11,310 units.

  • Cogent Breeding Ltd, has announced a partnership with the specialist dairy genetics company, Universal Sires Australia.

  • ABERDEENSHIRE butcher John Davidson joined Aberdeen Football Club player Barry Robson recently at one of a series of Team Scotland events around the country ahead of the Homeless World Cup 2016.

  • A NUMBER of bulls have made it to the top of the recent April bull proofs published by AHDB Dairy, with the British Friesian seeing the most changes in the top five rankings.

  • THERE'S stability in the latest spring calving index (£SCI) rankings published by AHDB Dairy, last week, as the Danish-bred Jersey, VJ Tester, retains his existing lead.

  • THERE'S been a shake up among the young genomic sires in the latest bull proofs published by AHDB Dairy at the beginning of April as three new bulls now sit in the top five, with many more throughout the rankings.

  • A FORMER number one sire has returned to the top of the daughter-proven Holstein bull proofs based of profitable lifetime index (£PLI).

  • TRACTOR SALES have been suffering from some pretty dramatic falls in the past few months largely prompted by delays to Basic Farm Payments and low commodity prices, but Scotland bucked the recent trend with a small increase in trading.

  • AS THE Scottish Farmer went to press, dairy bulls had sold to a top call of 5000gns at Carlisle.

  • CARR'S, the Agriculture, Food and Engineering Group, has announced results for the six months ended February 27, 2016, which show revenue as being down 9.4% to £189.1m, and operating profit up 0.5% to £9.6m.