• FORGET expensive concentrate-type feeds...

  • ESTIMATED Breeding Values for calving ease direct in the Charolais breed increased by 1.0% since 2007 in a continual response from breeders to deliver high performance progeny which are easier to calve, according to the herdbook's annual Breedplan report published in January, 2015.

  • NORTHERN Irish meat giant Dunbia, already exports beef and lamb to around 20 international markets and employs more than 3000 people, but it now sees China as its priority target.

  • DESPITE a challenging trading environment, the farmer-owned business, Mole Valley Farmers, has reported a solid year of sales with the business showing continued growth and improved efficiencies.

  • ALL dairy farms, irrespective of yield have the potential to reduce costs by increasing milk from forage and in doing so help protect themselves from increasing milk price volatility.

  • More than 90% of livestock auctioneers expect overall trade to be better or similar to 2014, during 2015 according to a survey conducted by the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA).

  • DESPITE the recent collapse of the Euro, which at one point fell below 75p, the sheep trade has remained firm aided by some icy, cold weather reducing numbers coming forward.

  • A SCOTTISH herd was awarded the Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd of the Year title at the Stirling Bull Sales on Monday.

  • Despite great grass growing conditions last year and plentiful supplies of silage, oddities in weather patterns conspired to reduce the quality of some silages, with some producers becoming disappointed with the performance of their grass silage.

  • HUGE investment to the tune of £100,000 has been committed by the British Simmental Cattle Society to improving the profitability and efficiency of all types of cattle enterprises - it will not be breed specific.