• FINISHED beef prices will have to improve dramatically if store cattle purchasers are to make any sort of margin on their investments.

  • Venison and fish in demand

  • SIZE may be beautiful for many beef producers, but at the other end of the scale, Genus ABS has introduced one of the UK's smallest breeds - the Dexter to its specialist breeds beef stud.

  • FORGET the doom and gloom prevailing over lamb prices at present - there are positive signals for the future according to those in the know attending last week's highly successful North Sheep.

  • AFTER a decidedly long, cold spring, Scottish livestock producers got just what the doctor ordered at Highland Sheep on Tuesday - a good dry day complete with plenty of sunshine and much needed craic to discuss the pros and cons of this year's lambing at one of the leading farms in the area.

  • JIM Dunn, who has been auctioneering with Caledonian Marts for 47 years, has recently retired.

  • Scottish beef farmers have had huge concerns to contend over the past few months - a cold spring, little grass, falling prices and reduced Single Farm Payments, but they won't have an industry unless they communicate more with meat wholesalers to ensure the long-term viability of Scotch beef.

  • More than 120 members and breeders attended the 2015 Ayrshire Cattle Society's annual agm and its associated three-day conference, based around Wetheral, Cumbria, recently.

  • A PACKAGE of benefits aimed at ensuring complete product integrity and lifetime traceability for breeders and farmers have been unveiled at the Wagyu Breeders Association (WBA) Spring Conference, which was staged near York, recently.

  • BEEF Expo last month saw the launch of a major new industry-wide initiative aimed at improving the health of youngstock.