• THERE was a strong turnout from local farmers at the latest Quality Meat Scotland Borders Grazing Group meeting.

  • THERE is potential to increase the usage of facilities at both St Boswells and Wooler marts since Harrison and Hetherington amalgamated with John Swan and Sons six months ago.

  • A NEW three-year grass breeding project hopes to identify ways of achieving greater profitability and reduced environmental impact from livestock farming.

  • THERE was a touch of positivity back in the lamb sector this week as hoggs were selling for nearly 10p more per liveweight kg compared to last week, allowing trade to hit back from the annual pre-Easter slump to rival prices seen at this time last year.

  • A LOOK at machinery and implement sales during March.

  • THERE is a new format to the Scottish Egg Producer Retailer Association as, following both an egm and agm, new office bearers and a committee have been put in place with the aim of providing support and market information not only to the producer retailers but to the wider Scottish egg industry.

  • THE Scottish pig industry is highlighting its on-going commitment to animal health and welfare by supporting the creation of a Scottish pig health charter.

  • MICHELIN-STARRED Tom Kitchin, one of Scotland's most revered chefs, is highlighting the commitment and attention to detail of the farmers producing Scotch Beef PGI.

  • ONE of Europe's largest egg producers, Scottish-based Glenrath Farms, has posted an increase in profits, despite a reduction in turnover of 3.5%.

  • A LOOK at recent sales of poultry and equipment through Longtown and Lanark.